Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Table... Quino

One of the popular end of the year activities is a restaurant visit. This makes me think at 2 cartoon books I own, drawn by Quino. "à Table!.." (Glénat 1991, ISBN 2-7234-1394-2) is a French version and LEKKERBEKKENHUMOR (Mondria, 1981,ISBN 90-6555-110-7) is a Dutch version of the book with great cuinary cartoons by cartoonist Quino.

Quino a table
Quino: A table...
Quino a table

quino lekkerbekkenhumor

quino lekkerbekkenhumor

quino a table
Learn more:
Quino Wikipedia
Quino official website
More Quino on ECC Cartoonbooks Club

Not a TED talk yet, but we're working on it...

Friday evening I gave a diverting presentation about "the manners and morals of the cartoon book collector". I hope the public in the ECC liked it. It was the first time I did this presentation and I who knows, maybe I can   do it once again for another public.
After me, André Nollet presented the funniest cartoons he made in 2012. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Knokke 2012..

This year I've visited the Knokke Heist cartoon exhibition very late. It was on one of the last exhibition days in September and I even forgot to put some pictures online.
But as the idiom says "better late than never"'s a late impression and of course some good cartoons out of the catalogue.

Knokke Heist Cartoon Festival 2012

Knokke Heist Cartoon Festival 2012

Knokke Heist Cartoon Festival 2012

Karl Marx Das Kapital cartoon Einstein Look
PCE cartoon by Helmut Jacek, Germany - Marx does Einstein?

plastic surgery cartoon by Trayko Popov, Bulgaria

Andy Warhol Burka Cartoon
cartoon by Andrey Rijov, Russia

Anatomy cartoon
cartoon by Sergey Sichenko, Israel
The Scream cartoon by Mireille Michiels, Belgium
The Scream cartoon by Mireille Michiels, Belgium

Mercedez cartoon low energy
Fritsche Burkhard, Germany

who will pay the Euro crisis?
 Learn more:
Cartoonfestival Knokke Heist

Monday, November 26, 2012

Bullets and Billets

A few weeks ago I bought the autobiographical book Bullets and Billets (Bruce Bairnsfather, 1916) on the annual WWI and WWII military book fair in Passchendaele (Belgium). In this book Bairsfather tells about his experiences in the trenches around Plugstreet and Ypres (Belgium), places only about 15 miles away from where I live.
In 2014 there will be a WWI cartoon exhibition in the ECC: I will be prepared...

Bullets and Billets Bruce Bairnsfather

You can find out more about Bruce Bairsfather in previous posts on our blog.

Bullets and Billets Bruce Bairnsfather

Bullets and Billets Bruce Bairnsfather

Bullets and Billets Bruce Bairnsfather

Bullets and Billets Bruce Bairnsfather

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Fruitcartoons - 10 year Eurofruitcartoonale Sint-Truiden

Tasting a good piece of fruit makes me think at the catalogue that celebrates 10 years of Eurofruitcartoonale (Sint-Truiden, Belgium) published earlier this year.
It's a selection out of more than 3000 Eurofruitcartoonale cartoons.

With the Eurofruitcartoonale, the city of Sint-Truiden promotes the fruit region Haspengouw.

Haspengouw (Dutch), is a region spanning the south of the Belgian province of Limburg, the east of the Belgian provinces of Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant, and the northwestern part of the province of Liège. The Limburgish portion contains the cities of Tongeren, Sint-Truiden, Bilzen and Borgloon, the Flemish Brabantian portion includes Tienen, Landen and Zoutleeuw, the Walloon Brabantian portion includes Jodoigne and the Liège portion contains among others Hannut and Waremme.

The fertile ground of this region's rolling countryside is mainly used for agricultural purposes, and particularly for fruit growing. Haspengouw is by far the main fruit growing area of Belgium.

cartoon by Carlo Albrechts

Learn more:
Eurofruitcartoonale 2011

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Michael for president...

Tomorrow morning, we'll know who's the next president of the USA. The last weeks we saw almost nothing else but speeches by both presidential candidates in the news on television. Michael Kountouris drew some great  cartoons about this political  topic and published them in the book "politicosaurus" (Kasseris Publications, ISBN 978-960-98517-3-2, 2010). These cartoons really tell a lot about politics...

Me and Michael Countouris (ECC 2012)

Learn more:
Cartoon Ark
United States Presidential Election 2012

World Evidences - The Drawings of Angel Boligan

When the Angel Boligan exhibition in the ECC started, the brand new cartoon book of Angel  was about to appear. I was very impressed  by the cartoons of the artist and today I bought his book online. I'm longing for the postman untill he brings me the book at my home...

On Bado's blog, you  find an article about the book and Angel.

Te book can be bought on the Cartoon Ark website:

144 pages full illustrated with drawings by Boligán.  ISBN 978-960-973-402-8 . Size 17x24

Prologue by Antonio Antunes, Cartoonist & Director of World Press Cartoon.

We could call Boligán a “versatile cartoonist”, since his work consists of excellent cartoon editorials, remarkable caricatures and small comic strips of great quality.

His talent, though, is mainly reflected in his humorous drawings. He is dealing with everyday issues –love and disappointment, ecology, religion, speculation, new technologies and corruption.

With his subtle humour and great capacity for synthesis and with his original and sophisticated work, Boligán is a brilliant artist. In any case, we prefer to call Boligán a rising cartoonist.

Some impressions of the exhibition in the ECC:

picture taking... from left to right: Pol Leurs, Norbert van Yperzeele, Nikola IOA Hendrickx,
Luc Vermeersch, Luc Vernimmen, Angel Boligan, Rudy Gheysens, Jan Dufour, Cost

Yes, I bought the book... in Greece:

Learn more:
Cartoon Ark
Bodo's Blog
Mondevidences on the ECC Blog

Monday, October 29, 2012

Le XXème siècle en 2000 dessins de presse

600 pages, 4,5 Kg, 175 cartoonists :   a brand new French editioral cartoon anthology is available,  and with 12 Bosc cartoons in it. (includes cartoons by  Dubout, Sempé, Reiser ,Cabrol, Moisan ,Faizant, Bosc, Cabu, Serre, Pètillon, Wolinski,Tim, etc, etc. ....)
Thanks Alain for letting us know.

"L'Anthologie sans équivalent du Dessin de Presse publiée chez "Arènes Editions" le 18 octobre 2012." (69 euro)

Watch diaporama

Learn more:
Bosc in Le XXe Siècle  on Bosc site (French)
Review (French)
Review on Bado's blog

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween always makes my think of Chas Addams and his Addams Family. Here's another Addams book: My Crowd (Tom Stacey LTD, London, 1971, second and enlarged ed. Hardcover, cloth, dustwrapper.) This cartoon book contains 192 drawings. I found this short review (a review of the edition published in 1991): "My Crowd is back by popular demand, just in time for the 20th aniversary of its first publication.With the most popular cartoons from his first six books, this cadaverous collection contains a wonderful assortment of goblins, ghosts, and gremlins, along with Addams' own famous "family" of characters that have made his name a household word."

Lear more:
More Chas Addams on ECC Cartoonsbooks Club blog

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Homo Sapiens Cartoons by Bosc

A few weeks ago I found this little book by the great French cartoonist Jean-Maurice BOSC (1924-1973), one of my favourite cartoonists.  The book was published probably in 1960, but the cartoons still are funny after more than 50 years.

There was not only a Dutch edition, but the book was published in Germany (1957), Italy (1957) , and Sweden (1960).

Learn more about BOSC:
Bosc official site
More Bosc on our blog