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Tag Archives: HergÃ©
(edit – added two more book covers, thanks to Darko) When there’s a subject that still grips a rather large market, but a certain party blocks any use of visual material of that subject, it pays off to have already … Continue reading
As we speak, a number of brave and gracious souls are digging up old and forgotten newspapers comics from archives and microfilm collections, in order to keep them alive and available for posterity. That’s how I got to know and … Continue reading
Now and then a cartoonist seems to enjoy a particular scene that does not really fit into the story, but that’s just too funny to leave out.Â Since they don’t want to disturb the general flow or the rhythm of … Continue reading
All through his career, HergÃ© produced various advertising campaigns featuring his characters. They promoted everything from cars to margarine and washing detergent to cigars. With the international success of Tintin, these campaigns were mostly for international brands, but in the … Continue reading
Back when he was still slaving away to fill Le Petit VingtiÃ¨me with comics, stories and pictures, HergÃ© also produced the odd advertisement for a whole host of clients. This ad for the Belgian chocolatier CÃ´te d’Or was made in … Continue reading
In their literary supplement, the Flemish daily De Morgen is currently running a weekly series of short essays on literary figures that were based on actual people. Each time Brecht Evens provided a fantastic piece of art to go with … Continue reading
Flemish magazine KnackÂ recently published a special on the future of cars, and picked a very dynamic illustration by Ever Meulen for the cover, featuring a version of Ever’s own Nisiov design. I’m not sure whether it was included in Ever’s … Continue reading
Nepalese noodle snacks, before and after Somebody found out about the packaging. (Tintin Copyright Â© HergÃ© / MoulinsartÂ – Tous droits rÃ©servÃ©s.Â Photo Â© jackonflickr. All rights reserved, used with permission)
The MusÃ©e HergÃ© in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium is the host to a grand exhibition of the works of Dutch ligne claire virtuoso Joost Swarte.Â The excellent Klare Lijn International blog (an authority on all things ligne claire) provided us with this … Continue reading