Sunday, November 24, 2013

25 years Olense Kartoenale

Congratulations to the organizers of the Olense Kartoenale (Belgium) for the 25th anniversary of their cartoon contest.
This year's themes were "Clear surface water" and "The right for a bed and some food" (Amnesty International theme). You can visit the exhibition until december 2013 at the townhal in Olen.

Grigory Katz - Israel
Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek - Poland
Kfir Weizman - Israel
Marco De Angelis - Italy
Pawel Kuczynsky - Poland
Raed Khalil - Syria
Robert Rousso - France
Learn more:
All the prize winners on Facebook page

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fragments From France and The Old Bill Newsletter

Last Monday I bought seven Fragments From France at  the WWI book fair in Passchendaele. In fact the the full series was one package, but I already had number four. I made a deal with the seller and I think I paid a fair and good price for it.

And  if  you really like Bairnfather, you can join the Bruce Bairnsfather Society... or just like it on Facebook:


All eight Fragments :

Learn more:
Bruce Bairnsfather

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Some Heath Robinson war cartoons - Armistice day 2013

During the first world war Heath Robinson (1872-1944) became famous as a cartoonist and his cartoons boosted morale for the British troops. Two books were published, the first in 1915 and a second in 1916. This year I added Hunlikely to my collection. Both books are available in different antiquarian book shops on the internet. Prices varie from 70 eur up to 500 eur and more.

The first book is Some Frightful War Pictures (Duckworth & Co., (London), 1915)
On The Golden Age blog, there is a scan of the complete book.

The second book is Hunlikely (Duckworth & Co., (London), 1916. I took some pictures of the cartoons in the book. The book is to fragile to scan.

Learn more:
Heath Robinson on our blog
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