Sunday, November 22, 2009

A thing called Quirit... Wow EVA!

When I read through 'Wow Eva' by Quirit, I was overwhelmed by a series of very funny cartoons based on hot political , anthropological and cultural topics. Wow Eva! is a compilation of cartoons published in P-Magazine and Gazet van Antwerpen. The cartoons have Dutch captions, but on Quirits website you'll find some English and French ones as well. It was hard to make a choice, but eventually here is a small selection to show you the genius of Quirit.

cover of the book published on the
occasion of '30 years Quirit'

the time before cyclists wore headsets...

Quirit (Jean-Marie Mathues, Belgium, born 1953) debuted as a cartoonist in 1976 in the Belgian magazine Knack. He got famous for his absurd drawings in the satirical weekly De Zwijger (1982-1983). Quirit draws or drew for De Volkskrant (Holland), Neue Revue (Gemany), Punch (Great-Britain), Quo (France). In Belgium he publishes mainly in P-Magazine and the newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen. Except at Glénat in France and at Achterbahn in Germany, Quirit published in his homeland Belgium the books: Doe de Kiwi (Do the Kiwi), Gehuwd zijn is... (being married means ...), Gejaagd door de waanzin (Gone With the madness), Fijne Vleeswaren (Fine Meats) and Een kaakslag te ver (An affront too far).
source: catalogue Press Cartoon Belgium 2008

Bio fuel tank station

"We're opposed to wearing burqas"

"... and a diet coke."

Iranian nuclear missiles

Karl Lagerfeld without
stiff white collar

I just turn my back and madam
already uses her dildobelisk

With kind permission of Quirit.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Paul Flora Exhibition 20 November - 23 December 2009

Info/contact: Galerie Gerersdorfer - Vienna

Learn more about Paul Flora:
In memoriam Paul Flora (1922/2009)

Bosc books for sale

Alain Damman, informed me that some Bosc books can be bought now as a package for a nice price . Maybe an idea for an end of year present?

Interested? go to the contact page (

Maison du rire et de l'humour - (10 en stock seulement)

Le catalogue de Zemun (Serbie) - (5 en stock seulement)

De plus, vous pouvez visiter la boutique du Boscave sur Price Minister :
Online Bosc books:

Des dessins reproduits sur plaques céramiques par un artiste de Vallauris -
Reproductions of cartoons on ceramics:

des cartes postales/ post cards ( ),

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The British Art of Illustration 1870-2009 at Chris Beetles

Jean-Marie informed us about this year's exhibition and sales of illustrations and cartoons at Chris Beetles Art Gallery (London) from 14 November 2009 till 9 January 2010.

Visit the Chris Beetles site for detailed information.

"This year’s selection will be the largest and most comprehensive in the show’s 27 year history. Ensuring our reputation as the principal dealer in British Illustration, we will display an extravaganza of pictures that covers the history of the genre in all its myriad forms.

The many exciting highlights include: quirky fairy fantasy from Charles Doyle (1832-1893), touching poetry illustrations by the influential Walter Crane (1845-1915); elegant advertisements from Fougasse (1887-1965); stylish caricatures by Sherriffs (1906-1960), bringing the excitement of Hollywood film to readers of Punch; a delightful new selection from the estate of Norman Thelwell (1923-2004); scintillating newspaper cartoons by Giles (1916-1995) and Matt (b 1964); charming picture book images from Oliver Jeffers (b 1977), and hundreds more wonderful, nostalgic, culturally relevant pictures.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a fabulous catalogue. With 200 pages of erudite essays and notes, an index that cross references all our previous catalogues, and over 430 full colour images, it will be one of the most comprehensive texts on illustration published to date.

It will be available from the gallery for £15 + £3 p&p UK"

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Antiwar Cartoon Salon Kragujevac

Each year, November is in Europe the month to commemorate war. Time to present the catalogue of the "International salon of antiwar cartoon", Kragujevac, Serbia 2007. The Salon as presented in the catalogue:

Jewel of culture and peace (by PhD Spiro Radulovic, doctor, microbiologist and cartoonist)

Founded to keep the light upon the most brutal atrocities of the fascists during World War II in Kragujevac (Serbia), the Salon for 26 years now keeps sending the same message to the world - eleminate war. That message beyond message is neglected by generations of militants. War keeps on breaking out despite the strong disapproval of peace oriented world. Militants never give up and the Salon as antiwar conscience of the world goes it message all the way. Works that convey this message make the Salon a most prestigious festival amongst other world famous festivals.

An army of several thousands of cartoonists from all over the world marched through the Salon of Kargujevac. Rare are the countries that sent no cartoons to the Salon and rare are the cartoonists that did not participate in the competition in Kragujevac. Some are honoured by the awards of the Salon that are the orders of highest ranks. ...
The Salon of Antiwar Cartoons is not solely a jewel of Kragujevac, it is a Serbian and international jewel of peace and culture. We are to keep on the mission of the Salon of antiwar cartoons as a memory, as a warning, as hope and fatae in peace and people.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956) - part 2

In addition to the previous Louis Raemaekers article on this blog, Jean-Marie sent me some interesting pictures of Raemaekers books out of his collection.
Jean-Marie joined (see first 3 pictures) this very interesting information:
- a cartoon made by Barrere. This drawing accompanied the article on Raemaekers, published on 1 February 1916 in No. 217 of the magazine "Fantasio".
- The cover of the book published in France in 1923 and an example of a current design of this book.