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Jan Oplinus
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Coming soon: Giles's War 1939-45 by Timothy Benson
On Tuesday 4th July 2017, a new Giles cartoon book will be presented at the Political Cartoon Gallery in London, together with the opening of the Carl Giles Cartoon Exhitibion. If you love Giles's cartoons... you can  pre-order GILES'S WAR now. If you are a...

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Yrrahtioneel
I'm fond of the cartoons of Yrrah (Harry Lammertink). I recently found 8 of his books on Marktplaats.nl and could buy all for a very nice price. This is his first book: Yrrahtioneel, published in 1958 (De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam): seems to me that the cart...

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Humor in medicine
Humor in de geneeskunde (humor in medicine) by Eduard H. Hermans (Uitg. Het Wereldvenster, Baarn, Holland, Dutch, 2x 154 pages) consists of 2 books. The first part was published in 1961, the second in 1962. It's a collection of cartoons about all aspects of...

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Saman Torabi (Iran)
I met the kindhearted cartoonist and caricaturist Saman Torabi at the opening of the Euro-Kartoonale 2017 in Kruishoutem. He was awarded an honorable mention for his cartoon with the ghost under the shower. A funny cartoon indeed. When I asked Saman to sign...

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Peter Nieuwendijk
Painter, sculptor, designer, writer and cartoonist Peter Nieuwendijk (°Amsterdam, 1946) won this year's first prize of the Euro-Kartoenale 2017, the Golden Award. He won with this cartoon: Peter Nieuwendijk Does Peter have an own cartoon book? No, but he ha...

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Bélom
Jean-Loïc Belhomme (France, 1950) was awarded the silver award of the Euro-Kartoenale 2017 The Soul with this cartoon: I remember I have one of his albums somewhere on my shelve. It's  'ça occupe'. An album containing light erotic cartoons, published in 198...

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Euro-Kartoenale 2017 - The Soul
Last weekend I was present at the prize award ceremony of the Euro-Kartoenale 2017. As always it was a fine evening and we had the opportunity to see a fine collection of cartoons about the soul theme. This great variety of interpretations can be seen in th...

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MECCANO CARTOONS by Gie Campo
In 2007, in the very early days of this blog, I received this cartoon in my inbox. It was drawn by Gie Campo (Belgium, 1952) , a noble unknown cartoonist to me (there a still much more cartoonists I don't know, than I know). Gie had an idea, drew this carto...

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BRASSER - Tijdloze Humor
Sometimes there is more than cartoon books. I found this exhibition brochure recently. If you like the work of a cartoonist, even brochures are worth collecting, like this one of the great BRASSER.  This brochure counts 20 pages of which half are filled wit...

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From 29 January till 2 April you can visit the Roger Penwill cartoon exhibition in the ECC. I really like the cartoons of Roger. His cartoons are an example of how good cartoons must be: witty, well drawn and to the point. And funny they are! If someone has...
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