Tag Archives: Joost Swarte

Swarte On Display

The Musée Hergé in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium is the host to a grand exhibition of the works of Dutch ligne claire virtuoso Joost Swarte.  The excellent Klare Lijn International blog (an authority on all things ligne claire) provided us with this … Continue reading

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New Yorker Comic Cover ! By Joost Swarte !

The title says it all : the current issue of the New Yorker Magazine features a comic on the cover, created by Dutch clear line guru Joost Swarte.  Just in time for my birthday 😉

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Max a la Musique

Clear line surrealist wizard Max created this poster for the tenth edition of the Musica Contada festival.  I would have sworn this was by Swarte. (via Klare Lijn International, which has more music-related Max goodness)

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New at Griffioen

Griffioen Grafiek, the Dutch purveyor of prime prints, announces new material on its site by Dutch illustrator Joost Swarte (above), Belgian cartoonist Judith Vanistendael and her French colleague Catel (below).  More info @ Griffoen (in Dutch).

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When giants meet

Dutch illustration and graphic design genius Joost Swarte recenty met up with Robert Crumb in his home in the south of France to discuss the Dutch edition of Genesis.  And he asked him some questions for the November issue of … Continue reading

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Swarte for The Walrus

In between his work for the Hergé Museum and the Mural for the Brussels Bozar exhibition, Joost Swarte has found time to provide the latest issue of The Walrus magazine with this magnificent cover.  Sean Rogers provides us with some … Continue reading

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Quintet

Joost Swarte created this poster for an art show at the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, which features work by him, Stéphane Blanquet, Gilbert Shelton, Chris Ware and Francis Masse.   Benjamin Roure wrote a good review of the affair for … Continue reading

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Withitness

Seems to me like Joost Swarte interpreted “Withitness” as the good old “Eyes-in-the-back-of-my-head” that with-it teachers seem to have. (From the December 15, 2008 issue of the New Yorker, via The One Who’s With It Par Excellence – artwork © … Continue reading

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Joost Swarte signs

Check out these sketches that Mike Rhode got from grandmaster Joost Swarte !  At least Mike had brought his books along to SPX to get them signed.  I remember spending an hour next to Swarte without mustering the courage to … Continue reading

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Clear Line Rules at New Yorker

I had bought the oct. 22 issue of the New Yorker for John Updike’s review of the recent Charles Schultz biography, but lo and behold, there were also illustrations by two of my favorite ligne claire cartoonists to be savoured … Continue reading

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