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2017 Brussels Comic Strip Festival celebrates 60 years of Gaston LaGaffe (that’s “Gomer Goof” to his English fans)

This year’s Comic Strip Festival in Brussels will celebrate the 60th anniversary of famous Belgian comic character Gaston Lagaffe, organisers have announced. The gag-a-day comic strip was created in 1957 by the Belgian cartoonist André Franquin in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou. Taking place on 1-3rd September 2017, Brussels eighth Comic Strip Festival moves to the Palais des Beaux-Arts / ... Read More »

In Review: The Bellybuttons – It’s Ugly Out There

There are times when a book can take you completely by surprise and turn out to be completely different to what you were expecting. The Bellybuttons book It’s Ugly Out There with its teen girl talk, high school setting, caricatured artwork and humour wasn’t exactly high on my list of “that looks good” and yet… The Bellybuttons tells of the ... Read More »

In Review: Spirou And Fantasio – Adventure Down Under

The weekly comic magazine that is now known as Spirou began as Le Journal Du Spirou in April 1938 in the French speaking Belgian region of Wallonia and the character of Spirou has been in it since that first issue. As such he has a publishing history similar to Desperate Dan in The Dandy which began just four months earlier ... Read More »

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