Friday, February 28, 2014

Zaza Gravures - De Comeback van de Sanseveria / Zaza Engravings - The Comeback of the Sansevieria

When I first saw this book in the library I was immediately fascinated by it and of course I bought it for my collection. I'll place it between the 'special cartoon books' on the book shelf.  We all know cartoons as sketches or drawings, even as paintings, but Zaza (Klaas Storme, Belgian cartoonist) gave a new dimension to cartoon humor by using old and unique engravings, most 19th century, and adding (modern) captions to them.

The result of this combination is very funny, even hilarious.
Zaza Gravures - De Comeback van de Sanseveria (De Bezige Bij Antwerpen, 2013, ISBN 978-90-8542-522-9, 252p, 24,99 euro) has been sold over 2500 times.

The captions that accompany the Zaza engravings are in Dutch , but I've tried to translate some in English. Hope you like the humor.

"Naughty world."
"Gustaaaaave... telephone for you"
"Fucking sat nav!"
"The port of Antwerp, hub for cocaine."
"The game was interrupted for a moment by a streaker on stilts."
Learn more:
Review on Cutting Edge
Review on Nu.Nl
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Weltfremde Malerei - Exhibition in Caricatura Museum Frankfurt am Main - Germany - Museum for Comic Art

Just received a comment on our article about Kurt Halbritter.
There is a new website dedicated to the artist: and later on this year, from 14/8 to 16/11/2014, there will be a Halbritter exhibition in the Caricature Museum in Frankfurt.

Browsing the museums website, I noticed there is a very interesting exhibition for the moment. It's all about comic painting with art by Michael Sowa, Rudi Hurzlmeier and Ernst Kahl.

Click here to view the an image galley of works in the exhibition.

A catalogue is available and costs 30 eur... I'll have to order it.

Learn more:
Halbritter exhibition

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Riber Hansson (Sweden)

The Riber Hansson cartoon exhibition in the ECC is a pleasure to look at. It's hard to believe that Riber started drawing at the age of 50 and that he learned drawing all by himself. The result is astonishing.

A cartoon exhibition is an ideal way for the artist to hear what people think of his cartoons. The responses of the public at the opening of the exhibition were unanimously positive.

Riber brought along 3 of his books for the ECC cartoon book library. The books are rare te find.

Riber Hansson (middle):

Learn more:
Visit the exhibiton in the ECC
Riber Hansson official website -
Riber Hansson cartoon gallery