Tag Archives: Tintin

Tintin triggered

When the above Tom Tomorrow cartoon popped in my inbox this morning, courtesy of The Nib, I couldn’t help being triggered to reach for my favourite Tintin book and rejoin this great little satirical scene. Of course, after trying to … Continue reading

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By all means, cross the streams

Long before Glénat started publishing Donald Duck and Micky Mouse books by famous European comics creators, and long before the merger of the Marvelverse with the Disneysphere made any crossover possible, Italian fumettista Corrado Mastantuono crossed the streams in his … Continue reading

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Call it satire, but don’t call it good

In 2001 Danish artist Ole Ahlberg joined the ranks of those who thought they could do what they wanted with Tintin and the rest of Hergé’s creations: he got sued by Moulinsart. But contrary to what would be expected, he … Continue reading

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Talking birds galore

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

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A Tintin rocket, because why not?

It may seem odd to you, denizens of the wide world beyond our borders, but for us Belgians, it is quite normal to have a quite large model of the Destination Moon rocket in your front garden. After all, it … Continue reading

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Who read comics

In case you were wondering, who reads comics? Well, I don’t know about right now, but in the 60s the young and beautiful didn’t mind getting their picture taken with their favourite bande dessinée. Case in point: Brigitte Bardot (manhandling … Continue reading

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Tintin reduced

I’m always in for games that include reduction and constraints, such as the one French (?) illustrator (?) Ludo Prieur (?) designed, reducing all Tintin covers to the max, while still maintaining their immediate recognisability. I’m using question marks a-plenty, … Continue reading

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Stamps 2021 : Belgium

Belgian’s post office BPost always excels itself in its confusing communication style. If you want to know what the stamps they have planned for 2021 look like, you need to either watch a YouTube slide show or buy a 6.50 … Continue reading

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Tale of many panels – Saperlipopette!

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.  Since they don’t want to disturb the general flow or the rhythm of … Continue reading

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Lettering! Fonts! Starkings!

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

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