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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 SeppÃ¤lÃ¤ created this overview of ten iconic comic characters as drawn in each of their typical styles. Left to right, we see Albert Uderzo (AstÃ©rix), Bill Watterson (Calvin), Carl Barks (or another Donald Duck artist), HergÃ© (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).Â In my opinion, this looks too much like Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese to be a coincidence.Â Which only … Continue reading
â‚¬ 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