Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lectrr cartoons

Cartoonist Lectrr is one of Belgiums funniest press cartoonists. He has an exposition now in the ECC in Kruishoutem. You can visit his exhibition  from 26 January till 6 April 2014; every Sunday from 10 to 12 a.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. Groups of 10 persons or more are welcome on other days by appointmentGo and see it.

2 Lectrr cartoon books: 2013 and 2013 - The year in cartoons (Davidsfonds Uitgeverij, Belgium, ISBN 978-90-6306-645-1 -2013, 288 pages/ ISBN 978-90-5826-914-0, 2012,288 pages)

caption left: "pull my finger, would you?"
caption right: "the pen is mightier than the sword. My ass!"

personalised by Lectrr...

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Lectrr exhibition ECC

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Zoodiac by Ronald Searle

While preparing a lecture about the world of cartoons I noticed that in fact my collection of Searle books is not so extensive. One of the books I was curious about is this one: Zoodiac. I eventually decided to buy it and easily found it on eBay. Hereunder you can see an impression of the book (Pantheon Books New York, ISBN 0-394-50062-8,1978).

Jean-Marie already owned this book and wrote about it a time ago on our blog (Ronald Searle The Great (part 6) - His so human bestiary) and in his article you find some more pictures and information.

I have doubts about astrology and the zodiac, but I believe in the magic of the Zoodiac cartoons Searle drew for this book.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Norbert Van Yperzeele - reMiXeD

Last Friday evening I was honored to receive one of the first copies of the brand new cartoon book of Norbert Van Yperzeele (Belgium). He himself just got the book in the afternoon from his printer and we met each other at a caricature session. I already knew Norbert as an excellent cartoonist and sculpturer, but Friday I discovered his skills as a caricaturist. 

Norbert's first book MiXeD was 'sold out' in a very short period and for that reason a second book was a logical next step in his cartoon career. It's a mixed collection of cartoons on various topics drawn between 2005 and 2013. What I also admire in the book is that between the just funny and hilarious cartoons you'll notice some that appeal to social consciousness and social issues. In this drawings Norbert shows that funny cartoons can be very serious.

"The cartoon future looks bright as Norbert retired in 2013. Having heaps of time ahead of him now, he will certainly cheer us up with more of his humorous work. Avanti!"
(ECC Kruishoutem)

Norbert as caricaturist 
The book costs 15 eur (Emka, 21x21cm, 98 pages full color) and is available by contacting Norbert.

Learn more:
MiXed (first book)