Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Paul de Valck alias BRASSER (1937-2001)

BRASSERIE (1983) - oogarts = eye specialist
Belgian cartoonist BRASSER died in 2001. Ten years after Paul de Valck (his real name) left us, the ECC shows a selection of  the artist's huge cartoon portfolio (more than 15.000 cartoons) in the exposition 'BRASSER Timeless Humour'.
And timeless it is! BRASSER was a master of the gag cartoon and even a lot of  his political cartoons are still actual today. BRASSER was the first cartoonist I knew, because of the daily cartoon in 'Het Nieuwsblad', the newspaper we had at home when I was still a little kid. The daily BRASSER cartoon was the first thing I (and many other people)  'read' of the newspaper.
Enjoy some great gag cartoons published in the book BRASSERIE  in the examples below...

With speicial thanks to Jean-Marie for the scans out of this book (and his appreciation for the cartoonist).

Learn more:
BRASSER biography (European Cartoon Center)
BRASSER Facebook group

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