Belgium posts

Egypt, Country of Clay

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011 at 1:37 AM

City of Clay by dutch artist and writer Milan Hulsing has received some press by being published at the same time as the Egyptian revolution against – now luckily former – president Mubarak started. City of Clay does play against

Going Underground in the Thirties

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 3:27 PM

The world’s history keeps turning and many era’s embed themselves in the fascination of man, rich with history and events. One of those singular timeframes is the Great Depression in early thirties America. The Wall Street crash of 1929 set

The Girl and the Gorilla

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Creativity, whole books have been devoted it and creative persons have been pestered about it since the dawn of time: Where does your creativity come from? But whether it is Narnia, Brobdingnag or Metropolis, even creatives need a

When I Was 18, Uncle Sam Wanted Me to Fight Adolf

Posted by on February 8th, 2011 at 12:59 PM
‘When I was 18 years old, Uncle Sam said he wanted to heist me into a uniform and go fight with a figure called Adolf. So that’s what I did.’ – Alan Ingram Cope

Alan Cope is still doing his

A ‘Storm’ of Controversy Surrounding Don Lawrence’ Legacy

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 8:52 AM

While the recent storm of Angoulême news is starting to calm down, it’s time to shine a spotlight on some of the controversy that is surrounding Don Lawrence‘s popular creation Storm. While continuing the search on how to

A Quick Guide to Belgium at Angoulême

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 8:41 AM

As ever, the Comics Festival in Angoulême is one the highlights of the year for European comics connaisseurs and true to form, the website of the organisers is once again a true horror to behold in terms of user friendliness.

At the Mountains of Madness with H.P. Lovecraft

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 5:03 AM

UK publisher Self Made Hero has been quietly nibbling at its own corner of the graphic novel market. They first came to my attention by publishing Reinhard Kleist’s Johnny Cash’ biography and recently Hunter S. Thompson’s life called Gonzo: A

The Rise of Comics Industrialist SGF Spruyt

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 4:24 AM

SGF is a smart satirical look from the inside of the comics industry. Seducing the daughter of Dargaud, writer and artist SGF Spruyt quickly abuses his power as inheritor of this publishing empire to launch himself to the top.

Psychiatric Tales From the Source

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 1:34 PM
Published by UK publisher Blank Slate Books Psychiatric Tales is a collection of stories chronicling and explaining various mental illnesses. Underground artist Daryl Cunningham, having worked as both a psychiatric and care nurse, sheds light on disorders that all

The Revenge of Bakamé

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 2:13 PM

I have seen a lot of Asia but have never been to the African continent. While reading The Revenge of Bakamé, the latest work of artist Jeroen Janssen and writer Pieter van Oudheusden,  at least I can say

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