Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In Memoriam Vicco von Bülow alias Loriot (1923 - 2011)

As you already could read on the ECC Facebook page, we received the sad news that the great  German cartoonist Loriot, passed away on August 22 at the age of 87.
The Washington Post calls him "the beloved humorist who defined the German sense of humor".

As a tribute , we let you enjoy some nice 'vintage' cartoons of the artist and the covers the some books
A Loriot cartoon was also on the cover of the "Cartoon 61" catalogue (Diogenes).

On YouTube you find many animated cartoons by the artist. (see example below)

bumper sticker by Loriot

With special thanks to Jean-Marie for his contribution to this post.

Learn more:
The official Loriot-Website
Bio and Career (Wikipedia)
read article Washington post dd 23/08/2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Enjoy the Belgian Fruit - Fruitcartoons 2011

Fruit is good for health!
Laughing is good for health!
So I conclude that fruitcartoons must be excellent for health!

The Belgian city of Sint-Truiden is proud to promote it's great tasty fruit in the Haspengouw region with a fruity cartoon constest. This year was the 10th edition.

Theme was:  FRUIT (FEEL GOOD IN THE MOOD) and the cartoonists were asked to draw:
"All humorous situations about things, actions, emotions, people and events on the theme Fruit: Feel good in the Mood, used in a positive and artistic way are eligible. Texts may not be used to bring the message in the drawing. Only original drawings linked to Haspengouws * Fruit (pears, apples, plums, cherries, strawberries, raspberries ... "

Enjoy some cartoons by Belgian cartoonists out of the catalogue:

Cost - Constantin Sunnerberg

Stefaan Provijn

Luc Vernimmen

Kurt Van Gheluwe

Carlo Albrechts
Learn more: (why fruit is good for you)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mr. PervasiZ by Irfan Ünalan (Turkey)

Mr. Irfan Ünalan (Istanbul, Turkey) was so kind to send us his latest cartoon booklet titled "Mr. PervasiZ".
I must admit that the humour of the Turkish caption cartoons is quite difficult to understand for me,but who am I?
Irfan Ünalan has a Fan Kulüb on Facebook and a blog called Irfanturkish where you can learn more about the cartoonist.