Monday, January 25, 2016

Kosobukin and Pirana Exhibition

Jan Oplinus from the ECC Cartoonbooks Club website.

The European Cartoon Center in Kruishoutem, Belgium is now hosting an exhibition of renowned Ukranian cartoonist Yuri Kosobukin (1950-2013) and Belgian cartoonist Pirana.

Kosobukin was one of the most outstanding cartoonist with a unique style you immediately recognize. Not surprisingly , he won hundreds of prize all over the world.

Pirana (Leon Van De Velde) is a famous Belgian press cartoonist.
He drew for several newspapers and magazines and published no less than 23 comic strip albums.

"Time to do the dishes honey..."

He was a regular guest at comic festivals at home and abroad.
Typical for the work of Pirana is the minimalist and simple drawing style and his black, sexist and no-nonsense humor.
In the exhibition I saw many good erotic cartoons, but the most funny to me are a series a torture chamber cartoons.

Pirana and Center director Rudy Gheysens

"Say cheese "

It was a good idea indeed by the ECC board to publish an exhibition catalogue for an honest price (10eur/piece). A minus is the poor printed resolution of some cartoons in the Kosobukin catalogue, and also noticeable in some Pirana cartoons. I hope this pixelation issue will be resolved as it is a print on demand catalogue and higher resolution pics can't be a problem as the cartoons in the exhibition are all of high resolution quality. I hope the next prints of the catalogue will be double checked and the pixelation issue resolved.

Learn more:

about Yuri Kosobukin:

on Bado's blog
cartoon Gallery
Kosobukin Tribute Gallery on Pinterest

about Pirana:

on Wikipedia
Mensen van bij ons (Dutch)

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