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Stamps of interest 2022 – Belgium

In 2022 we celebrate the 100th birthday of Flemish cartoonist (and bonafide legend) Marc Sleen, as well as the 75th of his most famous creation, Nero. Two very good reasons for the Belgian Post Office to issue two stamps commemorating … Continue reading

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More comics in Shanghai

As I said in my previous post, at the Belgian Pavillion at the World Expo in Shanghai, comics are presented as one of the key parts of Belgian culture and Belgium’s contribution to the world.  Hergé is listed among the … Continue reading

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Congratulations, B-Gevaar

Last week Het B-Gevaar, about the only Flemish comics store in Brussels, celeberated its 15th anniversary with a private party.  Since the party was November 15, I don’t think B-Gevaar owner Erik will mind me sharing the invitation with you … Continue reading

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Steven De Rie

Flemish cartoonist Steven De Rie created this poster for the 20th edition of the Wilrijk Comics Festival. Try and find all references to characters and comics-related news items.

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How to solve our constitutional crisis ?

As we speak, Belgium has been without a government for more than 150 days. The fact that most of my countrymen don’t really seem to care (except for the fact that prices are starting to rise noticeably) is probably the … Continue reading

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The Comic Factory

Here’s another of Pieter De Poortere‘s great bird’s eye view illustrations that I blogged about earlier. This one was published on the cover of Focus Knack, to announce a lenghty article about the current state of Flemish cartoon and comics, … Continue reading

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Comics Stamps – Nero

This is a very nice stamp, published by the Belgian Post office in honor of Marc Sleen at the occasion of his retirement. Sleen had been drawing his newspaper comic Nero for more than half a century, and is widely … Continue reading

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