Sunday, March 24, 2013

Euro-Kartoenale Kruishoutem 2013 - De Fiets - The Biciycle - Le Vélo

The opening ceremony of the Euro-Kartoonale is always the place to be for any cartoon lover. Yesterday we had the opportunity to meet some fine cartoonists and most of the winners of the contest.

You can buy the catalogue for 15 eur in the ECC.

Some impressions...

Learn more about the contest and winners here.

the catalogue
winner Mohsen Asadi from Iran
Mohsen Asadi - Iran
Pavel Constin - Romania - Second prize
Pavel Constantin 
Marco d'Agostino - Italy - Prize ECC
Marco d'Agostino

Nikola Hendrickx - best Belgian cartoon

Nikola Hendrickx

Luc Descheemaeker "O-Sekoer" - Belgium

Luc Descheemaeker

Patrick Heymans - Belgium
Partrick Heymans - I thought Patrick used Photoshop to make his
cartoons, but he uses a pure handmade airbrush technique! Nice work.
Norbert van Yperzeele
Norbert van Yperzeele
Cost - Constantin Sunnerberg - Prize EU

The band "Zonder Bandjes"  with  a special guest: the daughter of
cartoonist Ludo Godderis on vocals

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker speakers

I've seen many cartoon books in many forms, colors and weights, but what I last saw on a web page was quite amazing. You can do many things with (cartoon) books, but this one is very creative.
Making a cool bookshelf speaker out of a cartoon book.

The Complete Cartoons om The New Yorker is a big and heavy book indeed and for that reason suitable for the job, but I'll keep my copy as it is.

"More than a book, this is a bona fide publishing event. The largest-ever collection of "New Yorker" cartoons features the best of every decade in book form, plus two easy-to-browse CDs--Windows and Macintosh compatible--with every cartoon ever published in the magazine--more than 68,000 of themSince its founding in the 1920s, "The New Yorker" has had a profound cultural impact on the country and the world, and has almost singlehandedly elevated the cartoon to an art form. For the first time ever, EVERY cartoon ever published in "The New Yorker" is collected in one place. Accompanying the cartoons in the book, several thousand of them organized chronologically, are essays by eminent "New Yorker" writers reflecting on the life and times (and sense of humor) of each successive decade. Additionally, each decade includes profiles and mini-portfolios of the cartoonists who made their marks on the era, from Peter Arno and Charles Addams to Bruce Eric Kaplan and Roz Chast. "Theme" features cover such subjects as Drinking, The Depression, and Politics.The two accompanying CDs feature every cartoon ever published in the magazine in a format that is accessible on any home computer and is browsable by date, cartoonist, subject, and more. This groundbreaking book, several years in the making, has been lovingly compiled by current "New Yorker" cartoon editor (and respected cartoonist and author) Robert Mankoff, and the foreword is by David Remnick, the magazine's esteemed editor." (source:

Learn more:
review on iPhone Savior
review of the book by Jutta Degeger

more New Yorker cartoon links on our blog

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Correction of Consumption Habits - Tabriz Iran

In times of crisis creativity for making cartoons doesn't seem to dry up.
The theme of the 2010 edition of the Tabriz International Cartoon Contest was 'correction of consumption habits'. There are many reasons for changing consumption habits. The worldwide economic crisis forces people to change their habits, but there are also environmental reasons to change our habits...
Hereunder some works drawn by Iranian cartoonists published in the catalogue.

Ali Sha'bani - Iran

Mahmood Nasari - Iran
Abbas Naseeri - Iran

Jalal Pirmarz Abad - Iran
Saeed Sadeghi - Iran

this one is from Turkey, by Omar Cem

Learn more:
Tabrizcartoons - FECO Iran
Changing Consumption Habits For The Better

economic crisis - a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

What is the difference between population crisis and consumption crisis?

The difference between population crisis and consumption crisis is that population crisis is where human population grow swiftly for the regions to bear while consumption crisis is when people use up, waste or litter natural resources quicker than they can be changed. The rising consumption drifts of large developing nations.