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Comic geekdom doesn’t get a lot more ephemeral than when it’s focused on what’s basically meant to remain unnoticed: the way balloons and captions are lettered. This short (all too short, actually) video covers the evolution of (American) comic book … Continue reading
Today is Easter, the day when Christians the world over celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and children hunt for chocolate eggs. It’s a clear sign of how times have changed: I feel somehow obliged to explain what Easter is, … Continue reading
Some 10 years ago (almost to the day even), I already showed that Tintin and cars is a complicated matter that does not involve a lot of brand loyalty. Still, French car maker Citroën seems to have had a special … Continue reading
As with anything that can garner a loyal (if not fanatic) niche following, comics-related imagery are used on any item that even remotely has a collectible value. Case in point today, cigar bands. Often referred to (at least by me) … Continue reading
Forgive my childish gibber, but could somebody wake up whoever’s at the helm at Lego and point their noses towards these creations by Tyler Clites? I mean, this must be the best Tintin moon rocket in Lego I have ever seen. … Continue reading
If you read Dutch and can stand a cantankerous stand towards all things Moulinsart, you should be following A La Recherche Du Tintin Perdu. Recently its anonymous editor discovered a Dutch promotional flexi-disk with an audio version of Tintin’s The … Continue reading
It’s been quite a while since I saw a bonafide ad campaign featuring classic comic heroes, but this one really fits the bill. The Association France Alzheimer wanted to alert people to be aware of the early symptoms of the … Continue reading
Belgian air carrier Brussels Airlines unveiled a new (?) plane this week. The Airbus has been christened the Rackham, and has been completely decorated so as to call up the famous shark submarine from Red Rackham’s Treasure, down to little fishes across … Continue reading
Back when he was still slaving away to fill Le Petit Vingtième with comics, stories and pictures, Hergé also produced the odd advertisement for a whole host of clients. This ad for the Belgian chocolatier Côte d’Or was made in … Continue reading