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While doing a late-night thrawl through Facebook (a very unhealthy habit, I know) I came across this little curiosity. Before Corto Maltese became one of the ultimate cult heroes of serious comics aficionadoes the world over, in the late 70s … Continue reading
Find a good word joke, and add some comic content. In my book, that makes you a winner, Jason!
Finnish cartoonist Jaakko Seppälä created this overview of ten iconic comic characters as drawn in each of their typical styles. Left to right, we see Albert Uderzo (Astérix), Bill Watterson (Calvin), Carl Barks (or another Donald Duck artist), Hergé (Haddock), … Continue reading
When my parents were on holiday in Italy earlier this month, they spotted this wooden plaque outside a bar in Vernaza (Liguria). In my opinion, this looks too much like Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese to be a coincidence. Which only … Continue reading
€ 40 – 75. More info here. It’s interesting to see how Swatch caters to the fans of the original, purist, black-and-white Corto, and to the watercolor Corto aficcionados at the same time. Personally, I like the second one more.
Here are two examples of Hugo Pratt‘s Corto Maltese used in advertising. The first one is fairly straightforward – a fragrance company uses Corto’s likeness as a symbol for masculinity and attractiveness. They might as well have used a thirteen-a-dozen … Continue reading