Sunday, November 30, 2014

International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist 2014 catalogue

Since 34 years now I receive the Knokke-Heist catalogue (ISBN 9789059085695) at about this time of year.

It's an opportunity to see the most recent evolution in gag cartooning. Which cartoonists have a cartoon published? Who won a prize? How good are the cartoons? These are questions I always question myself.
What strikes me more and more is the use of Photoshopped cartoons. Some cartoons have a real digital look. To be honest, not my piece of cake, but who am I to judge.  Am I old school?


Fortunately, most cartoonists stick to the ancient art of drawing and painting, with only a little touch of Photoshop...

A quick selection: old school versus digital?

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Sunday, November 23, 2014


I've posted some Quino articles earlier on this blog, but I'm still amazed by the astounding humor of the artist. Quino cartoons have a Buster Keaton-esque quality... Study the cartoons below and you'll notice Quino understands as no other the behaviour of mankind...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cliche, cliche, cliche... tribute to The Desert Island Cartoon

Cliche, cliche, cliche... the desert island cartoon has been overused. But it still arouses my curiosity.
Can a desert island cartoon still be funny? Can one be creative with desert island cartoons?  Are there new funny  island situations to draw? How funny are desert island cartoons? What kind of desert island cartoons exist?

For that reason I created the facebook page Desert Island Cartoons . The page wants to pay tribute to the cartoonists who were creative with the island and the palm tree. I will post fun desert island cartoons on a regular base. But you can help.
 Please post the desert island cartoons you know on the facebook page and share.

Don't forget to mention the name of the cartoonist, the publication and the publication year if you know it. I prefer caption less cartoons. These are the most creative.  Have fun and enjoy the world of desert island cartoons.

Please like the facebook page Desert Island Cartoons...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

International Salon of Cartoons Montreal

1020 pages. The catalogue of the 22nd International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal Canada) is one of thickest books in my collection. Compared with some other catalogues of the contest, the 1985 species is obvious THE thickest, but other years publications aren't thin at all. The competition started in 1964 and ended probably in 1988 was the last year of this memorable contest. There is a list of the winners on WittyWorld. I couldn't find more info on the  internet.

The catalogues are in black and white. Many famous cartoonists were selected for the catalogue over the years...

Some nice cartoons I found in the  22nd edition:

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