Monday, August 15, 2016

cartoonfestival Knokke 2016...

Some random impressions of my visit in August. You can vistit the exhibition until 4 September 2016.
A very impressive Ark was build in the tent! ...

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Kiri by Yrrah

I already introduced Yrrah (Harry Lammertinck, Holland, 1932-1996) on this blog. As a collector it is always a pleasure to find some vintage cartoon books and this one, Kiri, is such kind of book. It was published in 1964 by Amsterdam EM. Querido's Uitgeverij. The title KIRI, I presume, is derived from the French "qui rit", meaning "who laughs", e.g. in La vache qui rit...

It smells vintage and the humor is timeless...

Monday, July 25, 2016

Roland Topor - Dessins

It took me a long time, but eventually I bought a book of the French surrealistic author, illustrator, scenarist, poet, and painter Roland Topor (1938-1997).

He is mainly known as an illustrator and graphic artist and famous for combining surrealism with black humor. His unique world is full of absurd and impossible situations, rather than creepy and non-sense.

The book title is Dessins (which means drawings) and was published by Albin Michel in 1968. If you look on online auction sites, you'll notice that relatively high prices are asked for books of Topor.

"Humour noir" is not my favourite style but of course of value in a collection. His drawings are quite strange and at first sight uncomprehendible (even at second sight).

In the clip below you can discover more drawings...

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More drawings on Kunst Kabinett

Friday, July 15, 2016

Le Petit Monde de Pat Mallet / Wie das Leben so spielt ... The world of Pat Mallet: traveling

Summer means traveling, holidays, relaxing...
Browsing through some books of the great French cartoonist Pat Mallet (1941 - 2012 ) , I present you some nice cartoons to get in the mood of vacation...

Two cartoons were published in "Le Petit Monde de Pat Mallet" (Dargaud, France 1975), the other you can find in "Wie das Leben so spielt" (Cartoons Krüger, Austria, 1983).

Traveling with Pat Mallet:

And to end: this multi panel cartoons is hilarious (into my humble opinion)
Don't try this when you are in London...

Learn more:
Pat Mallet on our blog