Our first and foremost leading lady in the Belgian comicbook scene. Or graphic novel(s) actually.
Flemish cartoonist Pieter de Poortere, well known for his absurdist silent comics featuring everyone’s favorite loser Boerke (or Dickie, as he is know around the world), just opened his new online portfolio. Although it’s currently still pretty limited in terms of content, you can already get a good idea of the versatility of Pieter’s talent.
Personally, I think he’s at his best when he creates his-like illustrations for festivals and magazines, and fills them to the brim with hilarious references.
If you hadn’t heard of Pieter before, now is the time to get acquainted.
(all artwork by Pieter de Poortere)
I came across Amanda Majoor’s blog by complete accident – one of those cases of internet synchronicity, with the web hitting you with beauty when you least expect it.
Amanda’s pictures are totally lovely – they combine a sweet kind of youthful tenderness with a fluent, at times very retro line in her art. It would seem that she gets a lot of inspiration from the German interbellum, with its combination of playfulness and threat.
Barbara studied Comic Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Zwolle, the Netherlands, in 2012 and is currently accepting commissions!
On October 11, the Seed Factory gallery in Brussels opens its Super & Co exhibition, featuring off-beat interpretations of famous superheroes from comics and film by Belgian illustrations, cartoonists and visual artists.
Illustrator and cartoonist Serge Baeken also made a contribution, with Hellboy no less. It’s quite a remarkable piece within Serge’s oeuvre, not only because it features a pop culture character, but also because the picture is in colour. A rare feat indeed.
(illustration © Serge Baeken)
You can’t have enough Philip Paquet in your life. The jazziest of all Belgian cartoonists is pretty busy these days, but you’ll probably miss these little illos that he did for a series of columns in the Flemish daily De Morgen. But now you won’t have to.
They’re not trademark Paquet, but they are very funny.