Friday, August 31, 2018

De Gaulle in 300 caricatures

In August I've been visiting Calais, France. After a walk in the  WWII museum of the town, located in an former WWII communication bunker, we say the recent statue of Charles De Gaulle and Winston Churchill. De Gaulle married in Calais in 1921.

Me, Winston and Charles
This week I found this book in a book shop in Brussels: "De Gaulle - 300 caricatures et photographies - 50 dessinateurs." It was published in 1968 and counts 1944 pages.









Learn more:
De Gaulle on Wikipedia


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The princess who had everything...

I can't remember the time when I bought a fairy tale book before. It must be a long long time ago...

De prinses die alles had
But a few months ago, two in house cartoonists of the ECC published no cartoon, but a real fairy tale book. And I bought it, in trust, without seeing it before. "The princess who had everything" - "De prinses die alles had" (Dutch language/ISBN 978-90-824489-4-8) is the very pleasing result of this successful collaboration.

The great drawings are made by IOA (Nikola Hendrickx) , the story is by AAaRGh (Mario De Koninck). Nikola has done a great job of drawing and painting the fantastic fairy-tale characters which Mario furnished with witty names and a nice story line. It's a children's book, but as an adult I  enjoyed it very much.

What I also liked  was the idea of  printing a "making of " chapter at the end of the book.
Interesting for grownups, but also for children.

In the book I received  a nice letter was added written by Mario and Nikola. They thanked the buyers and ended with the words:
"Do you like the book? Tell it further. Because we like to sell more books. Don't you like it? Be silent. Because we like to sell more books."

I tell it further... and I hope they sell more books. It's good!


original artwork...

Nikola Hendrickx, Mario De Koninck and Nicole Willemse (lay-out)

Hereunder some pics of the former exhibitions in the ECC - and exhibition catalogues with cartoons by IOA - Nikola Hendrickx and AAargh - Mario De Koninck.

IOA







AAaRGh...










Learn more:
AAargh 
IOA - Nikola Hendrikx webite

Order: nikola.hendrickx@hotmail.com




Sunday, July 1, 2018

In memoriam Louis Vuitton

Article by JMB

The French designer Louis Vuitton died on June 21st.
This is his real name and he has no family relationship with the creator of the famous luxury brand.

Louis Vuitton was 87 years old. He graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon in 1954 and produced commercials, models, postcards and published in the press (France-Dimanche, Télé 7 jours, Vermot Almanac, Gros Nez Magazine, Une minute de Silence ...). He was familiar with many exhibitions and festivals and was twice awarded at St-Just le Martel: Public Prize in 1998 and Anti-junk food prize in 2003.

He has illustrated children's stories at Editions de St Mont and has self-published five books:

Les recettes du touille-fricasse (The recipes of the tortoise-fricasse) in 1994.  64 pages in format 15 x 21 cm, in texts and drawings illustrating improbable cooking preparations as crazy as humorous.



Y a rien à dire (1997) , Y a rien à lire (1999) and Soyez bref ! (2002) (Nothing to say- Nothing to read -  Be brief!): Collections of 60 speechless humor drawings in 14.5 x 14.5 cm format








-  Monstres et handicapés de la Mythologie  (Monsters and the disabled of Mythology) in 2008: a sum of smiling erudition in 72 pages in A4 format.




Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More Tie Cartoons...

Having read my sentence "It's the only tie book cartoon I know of ..." in a previous article, Jean-Marie was so kind to mention another cartoon book on this theme. It is a portfolio of about forty boards in 21 x 34 cm format, published by Enoteca Italiana.

Year after year this wine association organized a commercial event entitled "Week of Wines" which also presented an exhibition of cartoons related to wine associated with a theme, each time different (gastronomy, theater, discovery of America, art, cinema, the Middle Ages, love, ecology, music ...) which gave rise to the publication of a beautiful portfolio of these works.

The portfolio on the theme of elegance, created for the 25th edition, is dedicated to ties. It has the peculiarity of presenting on the cover folds giving it the appearance of a jacket under which is a shirt with tie coming out of the collar.











Related article:
Tie cartoons by Angelo Companer


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

God Save The Football

For those who still have time to watch some cartoons during the 2018 World Cup, I present this small book published in 1996. Not for the World Cup, but for the European Championship that took place in England this year.
Containing football cartoons of course.

I contains about 66 football cartoons drawn by Giovanni Sorcinelli  alias GIOX(Italy).