Sunday, March 20, 2016

Brasser - cartoonist Paul De Valck (1937-2001)

Fifteen years after the death of Belgians very beloved cartoonist Brasser, the friends of his home town Humbeek organized a retrospective exhibition celebrating the life and work of the artist Paul De Valck.
 During his life, Brasser drew more than 15.000 cartoons. He was called "the emperor of the Flemish cartoon". Brasser was not only loved for his cartoons, but he was a very social and amicable personality. 
On this occasion a new book was published (ISBN 978-9090-295718, 264 pages, hard cover). It's not only a biography with testimonies by family, friends and former colleagues, but also a collection of about 500 cartoons out of the impressive oeuvre. The book costs 25 euro.  I enjoyed myself reading the book. Only negative point I find about the book, is that too many cartoons are placed on one page. "Less is more" is a great rule that goes up for the number of cartoons placed on one page. 

I ordered the book in advance and as it was a beautiful day I took my bike with my car and made a 76 km bike trip from Ternat, through Brussels (yes, also through Molenbeek!) to the village of Humbeek where I visited the exhibition and where I picked up the book...

The exhibition:

children cartoon contest...

On the road... impression:


Royal Palace Brussels


The Cartoonist

Strip wall in Brussels

Belgian brewery Girardin...

off road...
Vilvoorde - viaduct

Self portrait
Learn more:
Brasser on our blog

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