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Best things to do in Brussels

Among Europe’s big cities , Brussels doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Yet Belgium’s capital has prime architecture, public parks, and 19 municipalities, each with its own distinct vibe. These include trendy Ixelles, artsy Saint-Gilles, and the city center with its Grand-Place on the main square, surrounded by opulent buildings. Add to that a unique artistic sense, excellent cuisine, and multilingual conversation — French, Dutch, and German are all official languages, and English i...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Belgium, Brussels, All, Art Nouveau, Nouveau, Gilles, Brussels Belgium, Manneken Pis, Horta, Ixelles, Neuhaus, Hergé, Peyo, Sablon


How Andy Warhol and Tintin Creator Hergé Mutually Admired and Influenced One Another

Comic-book stories of a boy reporter and his dog (later accompanied by a foulmouthed sea captain) featuring rocketships and submarines, booby-traps and buried treasure, gangsters and abominable snowmen, smugglers and super-weapons , all told with bright colors, clear lines, and practically no girls in sight: no wonder  The Adventures of Tintin at first looks tailor-made for rambunctious youngsters. But now, eighty years after Tintin's debut in the children's supplement of a Belgian Catholic...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Steve Jobs, College, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Brussels, Seoul, Walt Disney, Tintin, Roy Lichtenstein, Facebook Twitter, Lichtenstein, Debbie Harry, Jean Michel Basquiat


Comic book art tour of Brussels

In Brussels , comic strips are not limited to newspaper pages. The city is home to many comic strip illustrators — among them Peyo, creator of The Smurfs, and Hergé, creator of The Adventures of Tintin. Here in Belgium’s bilingual capital, their characters have all but jumped off the page. Throughout the city, you’ll find massive comic murals on the sides of buildings, as well as in galleries and museums, and you can take much of it in over the course of a long weekend. Brussels’ comic obsessi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Comic Books, Smurfs, House, Belgium, Brussels, Street Art, Tintin, All, Morris, Olivier, Louvain, Hergé, Peyo, Comic Art


Moebius Draws Adventurous Ads for Maxwell House Coffee (1989)

What do you do after you’ve helped create one of the “first anti-heroes in Western comics”; pioneered the underground comics industry and heavy metal album covers; won the enduring admiration of Federico Fellini, Stan Lee, and Hayao Miyazaki; and brought your distinctive creative style to the look of sci-fi classics like Blade Runner, Alien, Tron, and The Abyss? Sit back, have a coffee, and design a series of ads for Maxwell House. Why not? You’re Moebius. You can draw whatever you want. No one...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, College, Mexico, France, Africa, Algeria, Seattle, Hayao Miyazaki, Tintin, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dune, Facebook Twitter, Moebius, Maxwell House


The Ten Best Steven Spielberg Movies Without a Single Oscar

The Ten Best Steven Spielberg Movies Without a Single Oscar Making a “Top Ten Steven Spielberg Movies” is boring.  Give that task to any cinephile, or even a casual moviegoer, and 7 of 10 on the list will probably be the same.   Schindler’s List, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, ET, Close Encounters;   Those will make it to every ranked list.    Spielberg’s filmography is chock full of all-time classic masterpieces that have achieved vast amounts of Oscar go...
Tags: Feature, Movies, Tom Hanks, David, Munich, Washington Dc, Shanghai, Army, Leonardo Dicaprio, Stanley Kubrick, Christopher Walken, Kubrick, Jackson, Cuba, Alice Walker, Tom Cruise


What's new in tabletop gaming (November edition)

Here are some recent game releases of note and some of what I've been up to in hobby gaming over the past month or so. Strontium Dog Warlord Games, $63, 2-4 players, Ages: 12+ In this skirmish game from Warlord, you play the mutant search and destroy agents, the Strontium Dog, from the pages of the venerable UK comic magazine, 2000 AD. Designed by the masterful Andy Chambers (Warhammer 40K, Battlefleet Gothic, Blood Red Skies), the game pits the Dogs and their mutant, pirate, and renegade bounty...
Tags: Amazon, Post, UK, News, Ogre, Dungeons And Dragons, Tintin, NPC, Osprey, Hergé, Waterdeep, Roleplaying Games, Andy Chambers, Table Top Gaming, Gaslands, Mantic


Tintin and the vanishing murals: Brussels races to save art

Belgians are campaigning to preserve crumbling murals done by Hergé, the creator of Tintin.
Tags: News, Brussels, Hergé


Legendary Artist Geof Darrow on Designing for ‘The Matrix,’ Working With Ridley Scott and His Love of Making Comics

Geof Darrow has had an enviable career. A career in which he has worked with his icons and grown to call them friends, one that has traversed both cinema and comics, and one that has seen all of his success come from one thing: drawing what he loves. After decades in the States, Darrow has decided to leave and move back to France, the place that he sees as the birthplace of comics career. I sat down and chatted with Darrow about art, film, friendship, and how he feels he owes his whole career t...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, France, Disney, America, Features, Paris, Ridley Scott, Tintin, Frank, Epcot Center, Moebius, Jean, Tahiti, Frank Miller, Hanna Barbera


X-Men: Grand Design 8 - In Cairo

Ed Piskor's offering an annotated page-by-page look at the first part of X-Men: Grand Design, his epic retelling of how Marvel comics' pantheon of heroes came to be. Catch up here. — Eds. Director’s commentary… The source material for this strip primarily comes from issue #117 of Uncanny X-Men and I absolutely recommend you check out this issue. It’s one of my favorites. My ultimate goal for X-Men: Grand Design is to make a complete 240 page chronicle using the first 280 issues, or so, of...
Tags: Amazon, News, Comic, Cairo, Xavier, Ed Piskor, Hergé, Amazon Stay


Great Snakes! ‘Tintin 2’ is Still Happening, According to Steven Spielberg

If you’re a fan of Steven Spielberg‘s animated adventure The Adventures of Tintin, and have longed for a sequel, here’s some good news. Spielberg says the long-awaited sequel is still happening, and that Peter Jackson will direct. Great snakes! More on Tintin 2 below. Audiences weren’t exactly blown away by Spielberg’s 2011 Adventures of Tintin, which is a damn shame because the film is so much fun. The plan was always to turn Tintin, based on the comic series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé, in...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Sequels, Adaptation, Sony, Peru, Jackson, Steven Moffat, Paramount Pictures, Peter Jackson, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Tintin, Joe Cornish, Peter


Steven Spielberg Gives Update on The Adventures of Tintin 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Steven Spielberg confirms that The Adventures of Tintin 2 is still on! While making the press rounds in London for Ready Player One, director Steven Spielberg confirmed that The Adventures of Tintin 2 is still happening and will be led by director Peter Jackson. “Peter Jackson has to do the second part. Normally, if all goes well, he will soon start working on the script,” Steven Spielberg told Premiere. “As it takes two years of animation work on the film, for you, I woul...
Tags: Europe, London, Movies, United States, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Tintin, Peter, Gollum, King Kong, WETA Digital, ComingSoon, Movie News, Hergé


Daytrip to Chateau de Cheverny

Last month I was invited to spend the day at Chateau de Cheverny, one of the grandest chateaus in the Loire Valley. I took the 7:29 train from Gare Austerlitz and arrived at Blois train station at 9:01. The publicist picked me up and took us to the chateau, about a 25-minute ride. It was a small group of journalists and bloggers, approximately 12 people besides myself. Our first stop was the former orangerie, which has been converted into an event space. We were served a lovely break...
Tags: Travel, History, Lego, Architecture, Paris, Italy, Marquis, Loire Valley, Nestor, Blois, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Monnier, Montmartre St Germain, Hergé, Calculus


Marcelino Truong's 'Saigon Calling' Is a Beautiful Graphic Memoir of a Nightmarish Time

Marcelino Truong launched his autobiographical account of growing up in Saigon during the Vietnam War with the acclaimed graphic novel Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63 , originally published in French in 2012 and in English translation in 2016. That book concluded with his family's permanent relocation to London, England, as the chaos and bloodshed back home intensified. Now Truong continues the tale with Saigon Calling: London 1963-75 (orig...
Tags: Europe, Music, London, Congress, US, America, David, United States, Refugees, Vietnam, Vietnam War, South, Saigon, London England, Ho Chi Minh, Tran


A Long Talk with Jim Toomey of Sherman's Lagoon

Jim Toomey at American University by Mike Rhode Jim Toomey was in Washington recently to speak to the students of American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking. Toomey is the cartoonist behind Sherman’s Lagoon, a fanciful look at sharks and undersea life which appears locally in the Washington Post. He’s also done animated cartoon shorts on ocean conservation. His evening talk was open to the public, and afterwards Jim agreed to do an interview. We spoke by telephone a few d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, Comics, New York, California, Washington, France, Africa, US, Spain, Atlantic, Conservation, Oceans, Animation, Morocco


Line of Beauty: stunning biography of fantasy artist Wendy Pini

Wendy Pini is most famous for Elfquest (above), but her artistic career spans fifty years of pop culture history, from weird lowbrow surrealism to yaoi pastiche. Line of Beauty isn't just a stunning art book covering decades in and beyond epic fantasy, but a powerful yet curiously tentative biography, drawing together threads from a childhood in the Californian sticks to the poisoned promises of Hollywood. That it's so mysterious and unjudgmental (of her, at least) is most remarkable for the...
Tags: Feature, Post, Hollywood, News, America, Nsfw, Richard, Tove Jansson, SFF, Wendy, NoAds, Fandom, Hergé, Elfquest, Fantasy Art, Richard Pini


Discover Dr. Seuss’s Audacious Advertisements from the 1930s & 40s: All on Display in a Digital Archive

I well remember learning that Dr. Seuss’s real name was Theodor Geisel, mostly because I found Theodor Geisel was just as much fun to say as “Dr. Seuss.” Both names rolled around in the mouth, did somersaults and backflips off the tongue like the author’s multitude of strangely rubbery characters. With his Rube Goldberg machines, miniscule Whos, enormous Hortons, and mountains of comic absurdity, Seuss is like Swift for kids, his stories full of fantastic satire alongside much good clean common...
Tags: Google, Business, Japan, Ge, College, Germany, Standard Oil, Literature, Swift, Rube Goldberg, Jim Crow, Horton, Facebook Twitter, UC San Diego, Josh Jones, Seuss


/Responses: Your Favorite Long Takes in Movie History

(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.) Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about their favorite “oners” (or long takes) in movie history. We then opened the floor to our readers: which long shots leave your completely breathless? And you let us know! We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question: what is your favori...
Tags: Movies, Woody Guthrie, Features, Morocco, Stanley Kubrick, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Creed, Spielberg, Boogie Nights, Steven Spielberg, Dunkirk, Answers, Haskell Wexler, Wright, La Vie En Rose, Joe Wright


Shorties (Michael Cunningham on Collaborating with David Bowie, The Most Anticipated Albums of 2017, and more)

Michael Cunningham discussed his musical theatre collaboration with David Bowie at GQ. The A.V. Club and Flavorwire listed the most anticipated albums of 2017. 44 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Sunday (bringing the total number to 1,589), including Her Story Arc's best feminist books and Thinking Through History's best books. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting "best of 2016" music lists Ebooks on sale for $1.99 tod...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Vogue, David Bowie, Mitchell, Julia Holter, Owen Pallett, Craig Finn, Nora, Brian Evenson, Hannah Arendt, Michael Cunningham, Hergé


Best of December

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! How are your holidays coming along? Any fun plans for New Year’s Eve? Be sure to check my post on French Holiday Meals, and my 12 Best Food Gifts! We had such a lovely, quiet Christmas celebration this year. Now that my children are respectively 4 1/2 and almost 2, we are really getting into the magic of it. In addition to the big-boy bike for Milan (training wheels? who needs them!) and the adorable crochet vegetables and mini dining set ...
Tags: Food, Milan, Paris, Best Of, Catherine, Montmartre, Clotilde, Les Fleurs, Amami, Hergé


France, Paris

16h30 Expo Hergé au Grand Palais Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
Tags: Travel, Blogroll, France PARIS, Grand Palais, Actualité, Non classé, Photographie, Photojournalisme, Voyages, Jacques Witt, Hergé


Tintin drawing sells for record €1.55m in Paris auction

Original artwork by Hergé from Explorers on the Moon was expected to sell for between €700,000 and €900,000An original drawing from the popular Tintin adventure Explorers on the Moon has sold for a record €1.55m (£1.3m) in Paris, auction house Artcurial has announced.The 50cm x 35cm drawing in Chinese ink by the Belgian cartoonist known as Hergé shows the boy reporter, his dog, Snowy, and crusty sailor Captain Haddock wearing spacesuits and walking on the moon while looking at Earth. It had been...
Tags: France, World news, Earth, Culture, Paris, Moon, Comics and graphic novels, Tintin, Hergé


Tintin drawing sells for record 1.55 mn euros in Paris

An original drawing from "Explorers on the Moon", widely regarded as one of the two best Tintin adventures, sold for a record 1.55 million euros at a Paris auction on Saturday, auction house Artcurial announced. The 50 cm X 35 cm drawing in Chinese ink by the Belgian cartoonist known as Herge shows the boy reporter, his dog Snowy and crusty sailor Captain Haddock wearing spacesuits and walking on the moon while looking at Earth. "It's simply fantastic! It's an exceptional price for an ex...
Tags: News, Earth, Paris, Artcurial, Hergé


October 2016 Eye Need to Do’s: Magritte, Herb Ritts, Hergé and Lucinda Childs

Magritte- The Treachery of Images The Treachery of Images, an iconic painting of a pipe with the text “This is not a pipe” by surrealist painter Rene Magritte is the launch pad for a new exhibit. The theme of the show is based on Magritte’s references to fire, shadows, curtains, words and the fragmented body in his work. Till January 23, 2017Centre Pompidou Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004Metro: Hotel de Ville, Rambuteau https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en/The-Centre-Pompidou Herb Ritts Altho...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Los Angeles, Paris, Eiffel Tower, John Adams, Eisenhower, Charlotte, Magritte, Châtelet, Herb Ritts, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Montmartre St Germain, Charlotte Puckette, Ethnic Paris Cookbook


SACREBLEU! Calling All Fans Of Tintin The Little Reporter.

I grew up in Paris reading the classic Tintin et Milou albums. I learned about some countries I had never been, and the best curse words I had never heard from Capitaine Haddock. Nobody in real life used his blasphemous words. As a kid, I did not know nor realized that Tintin was in fact a slightly racist and homophobic young man. To me he was simply a brave explorer with a malicious dog and some flamboyant friends - think of the opera diva named La Castafiore, constantly and deafeningly out of...
Tags: Tibet, News, America, World, Paris, Belgium, Huffington Post, Provence, Tintin, Sidonie Sawyer, Franklin D Roosevelt, Paris Metro, Haddock, Milou, Grand Palais, Hergé


The Art of the Personal Project: Cade Martin

As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is: ...
Tags: Photography, Mississippi, Mexico, Time, Reddit, Vietnam, Tintin, Charlotte, Personal Project, John Cage, Richmond VA, Washington Ballet, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, Cade


Peter Jackson Working on a Secret Project for Steven Spielberg, And It’s Not ‘Tintin 2’

This winter it will have been five years since Steven Spielberg teamed with Peter Jackson to bring Hergé ‘s iconic intrepid reporter to the big screen in The Adventures of Tintin. The motion-capture performance film wasn’t a massive hit in the United States, earning $77.5 million, but since the comic that inspired it is much more popular overseas, it pulled in $296 million from the rest of the world. That was enough for Jackson and Spielberg to make the next chapter in what they hoped would be...
Tags: Quotes, Movies, United States, Royal Air Force, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Tintin, Peter, New Zealand Herald, David Reimer, BFG Spielberg, Hergé, Amblin Entertainment


Things to do in Brussels: Top 12 Galleries, Museums, and Art Events

Art enthusiasts will find plenty of things to do in Brussels, Belgium. We share our list of the 12 best museums, galleries, and events for art-lovers in Brussels. Last week, to kick off our series on things to do in Brussels we shared our favourite museums. Because there are SO MANY, we decided to give art museums and galleries in Brussels their own post. Today we’re rounding up our 12 favourite art-related things to do in Brussels. 1. Royal Museums of Fine Arts Old Masters at the Royal Mus...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Europe, Attractions, Museums, Belgium, Exhibition, Brussels, Art Gallery, Contemporary Art, Alison, Slow Travel, Tourist Attractions, Art Nouveau, Art Fair


Original Tintin 'King Ottokar's Sceptre' art sells for $1.2 mn

"This is only the second time a Tintin plate has exceeded a million euros," Eric Leroy, comic book expert at French auction house Artcurial, told AFP. Artcurial had estimated Saturday's lot would fetch between 600,000 and 800,000 euros, before fees. "Herge's universe still conquers," added Leroy, referring to the cartoonist behind the famous comic.
Tags: News, Leroy, Sceptre, Artcurial, Hergé, Ottokar, Eric Leroy, AFP Artcurial


Cartoon: The Brussels Attacks

Many of the British dailies feature cartoons about yesterday's terrorist attacks in Brussels (see links below), but I think this one from The Cagle Post by Slovakian cartoonist Martin Sutovec, alias Shooty, best captures the mood of sadness and despair. CARTOONThe cartoon is very simple but effective. Hergé's famous comic book character Tintin is shown covering his face with his hands. We can assume that he is crying. His dog Snowy is howling. Meanwhile, a pool of blood can be see on the floor....
Tags: Isis, News, Isil, India, Syria, BBC News, Paris, Cartoons, Belgium, Brussels, Times, Tintin, Steve Bell, Jeffrey Hill, Dave Brown, Hergé


Is Tintin Racist? After Brussels Terror Attacks, Cartoon Becomes Curious Symbol Of Unity

Tintin, the protagonist of the popular cartoon series "The Adventures of Tintin" by Belgian artist Hergé, has become a global symbol of unity on social media in the wake of a deadly terror attack in Brussels Tuesday that left at least 30 people dead and well over 100 injured. However, the cartoon's checkered past makes it an unusual candidate for such positivity. 
Tags: Brussels, Hergé