Sunday, August 24, 2014

A rebrousse-poil (trad. against the grain) by Lionel Labeyrie

One of my latest finds is this cartoon book by the French artist and humorist Lionel Labeyrie (°1949). I think he only published one cartoon album in 1984 "A rebrousse-poil" (Glénat France, ISBN 2-7234-0506-0)
It's full of fun, very well drawn and mostly erotic cartoons. Not surprising if you know that Labeyrie drew cartoons that were published in Lui, Playboy, Pilote and Circus between 1978 and 1983. Labeyrie drew later on also for aviation magazines.

Enjoy some of the cartoons:

WWI aviation cartoon
One discovery I made in this album was a stunning similarity (plagiarism?) with a cartoon by Jozef De Sutter (James) from Belgium. This was published in the Knokke Heist catalogue from 1982 and is also published in the cartoon anthology "Lijnscherp" (Davidsfonds, 2011). This similarity is not coincidental.

Jozef De Sutter

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The (Brussels)

Cartoon lovers who visit Brussels should take at look at The Cartoonist. It's the first and only cartoon gallery that represents the work of 12 famous Belgian (editorial) cartoonists: Kamagurka, Kroll, Marec, Gal, Vadot, Johan De Moor, Cécile Bertrand, Quirit, Ilah, Kanar, Kim and duBus.

You'll find orginal cartoons, prints and cartoon books by the artist. There are also signing sessions. When I went along, I was happy to meet the great GAL (Gerard Alsteens) there. Marloes De Cloedt runs the galley and I must say she gave me a warm welcome.

Address: Hoogstraat 11, Brussels (Zavel /Sablon)

Visit the website and webshop for more information and signing sessions:

GAL and Marloes De Cloedt

originals for sale

cartoon books... 

Monday, August 4, 2014

100 years ago Germany invaded Belgium. Today...

Without words...

"Kultur has passed here." (Belgium - 1914)

"Kultur has passed here." (GAZA - 2014)

The Belgian Massacres (1914)

The Gaza massacre (2014)