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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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Heroes y Villanos

Entrecomics reports on a Spanish project involving illustrative artists and cartoonists illustrating poems. They cite examples by Johan De Moor (above) and Joost Swarte, but (as far as I understand the text – I can do a wild guess when … Continue reading

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Joost Swarte on reading

(Reading will kill you) Reading is dangerous ! Dutch cartoonist and designer Joost Swarte wants to warn all of you of the dangers of books and reading in general. For that purpose, he has produced a handy set of post … Continue reading

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New Yorker Swarte

Joost Swarte provided the cover for this week’s issue of The New Yorker. I had to blow up an image from the New Yorker shop, so the quality is not that good. Sorry.

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Pseudoswarte in Hasselt

Found on the website for the Live In Hasselt music festival : another pseudo-Swarte. Not bad, but still below par…

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40 Part 18 – Humo 50

Elaborating further on Kamagurka and Herr Seele, here is a beautiful comic that they created for Humo, to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The cool part about this strip is that two other famous collaborators to Humo, Ever Meulen and Joost … Continue reading

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Swarte Stamps

The rather excellent Moors Magazine, a Dutch webzine about stuff that its founder is interested in (a bit like the Ephemerist, I guess), has high quality scans of the magnificent Children’s stamps that Joost Swarte did in 1993. I particularly … Continue reading

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Joost Swarte in The New Yorker

I’ve been a fan of Joost Swarte’s artwork for quite a while, and when I met him earlier this year, I was happily pleased to find out he’s as much the gentleman as his artwork suggest. It’s not been easy … Continue reading

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