Monday, December 20, 2010

When Do They Serve The Wine?

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly informed us her new book of cartoons is out.

"When Do They Serve The Wine - The Folly, Flexibility and Fun of Being a Woman" is published by Chronicle Books. ISBN 9780811871167 
When Do They Serve the Wine? explores the evolution of women through their lives and crises (physical, emotional, sartorial).

You can learn more about it at the official Facebook page for the book .
Even better is the Whendotheyservethewine 'about lauching at ourselves, and more' weblog where you can enjoy  lots of cartoons and read about the theme of the book.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Professor Pi Cartoons

I just expanded my  'yellow' (1971)  Professor Pi cartoons, with the red and the blue volume (1978). I think there exists a green volume too. Time to present this little professor, created by the Dutch cartoonist Bob van den Born (born 1927, The Netherlands).

Jean-Marie sent me a picture of the green volume:

"On the 2nd of January 1955, the readers of the leading dutch daily 'Het Parool', made their acquaintance with the adventures of the highly learned Pi, a creation of Bob van den Born.
The little professor, who has his hands full dealing with his own absintmindedness, developes over the years into an ardent observer of an incraesingly absurd world.
In a society, aimed at the unbridled consumption, he masters the unintended use of machines and technoloy. No doors remain closed to the likeable inventor.
This book offers a unique chance to become acquanted with 'life in the highes circles'."

Learn more:
Bob van den Born at

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Catalogue Cartoons 2010 - 49th International Cartoon Festival Knokke-Heist

This week it was freezing cold in Belgium and far outside our little country.  I haven't presented the yearly catalogue of the cartoon festival in Knokke this year yet. It contains as always a top selection of top cartoons drawn by top cartoonists from all over the world. So here it is, last but not least...

Cartoon festival knokke 2010 - cover

With some appropriate 'freezing' cartoons out of the catalogue...

Cartoon festival knokke 2010 - back

Luc Vernimmen, Belgium 

Ren Jian, China

Xiau Qiang Hou, China

The catalogue (Davidsfonds Leuven, 2010, ISBN 978-90-5826-718-4) is still available and costs about 16 euro.

See all the Knokke-Heist catalogues.

Learn more:
Cartoons at the Belgian coast 2010
Knokke-Heist festival 2009
and some more articles on our blog mentioning the festival