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Great Halloween Poster Art

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Truthfully, I am not fond of House and Dance parties. Not even when they have a Halloween-theme. Still, I like the poster art of these two events.

Illustration by Michiel Walrave.

Originally published on October 27, 2016 on

Peter Pontiac, Typex & John Irving | 430

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Bij het opruimen van mijn archief aan VPRO Gidsen, waar mijn artikelen over strips in staan, kwam ik een gids tegen waaraan zowel Peter Pontiac als Typex had meegewerkt.

Comic Book Haul August 2020 | ACG Vlog

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

In my last video I went comic book shopping. And in this video I showcase the comics I bought. Can’t wait to read them! What are you currently reading?

Michael blikt terug op 11 jaar artikelen en interviews schrijven voor de VPRO Gids | 429

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Het interview met Mike Mignola deel 1: De creatie van Hellboy.

Mike Mignola 2: Over het begin van zijn carrière.

Interview Nico Dijkshoorn.

Zelfbeeld van het beeldverhaal.

Making screencaps of films

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

I can’t seem to get enough of these Halloween III: Season of the Witch screencaps. 🙂

I’ve been a fan of screencaps ever since I was a kid. I just wanted to be able to look at the action on the screen as long as possible. Slowmotion VHS helped, but sometimes you just want to study a freeze frame indefinitely, like it’s a painting or an illustration.

When I was about ten years old I tried to take photographs from the television screen. This was in the 1980s so it was an old school tv with a glass screen. Every time you took a picture, these nasty black bars would appear in the image. I didn’t know anything about the technological side of tv’s back then. Also it was very hard not to get a reflection of a window, or your mom standing in the back with a cup of tea in her hand. So when the roll of film was processed and developed, the photos were always pretty much a failure.

With digital video files, making screenshots is a lot easier. They give the best results.

Sometimes I still take a screenshot with my phone from the television screen, just for fun. Because tv’s are a lot better nowadays, most of the times they turn out pretty good. It’s a nice way to keep track of all the stuff I’m watching. I guess I’m still watching too much films and series, just like in the past. I haven’t changed much.

Halloween mood

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Last screen-shot for today of Halloween III: Season of the Witch. I guess I’m in a Halloween mood today. Maybe it’s because of the weather… Oh, who am I kidding? Most of the time I’m in a Halloween mood. Halloween is the best day of the year. Period. And why not celebrate the best part of the year a little bit every day?

Witch on a BMX bike

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Another screenshot from Halloween III: Season of the Witch. The witch on the BMX bike cracks me up. I love this image.

I guess a BMX Bike is quite the upgrade from a broom: as we know from the movie ET these bikes can fly just as well as a broom, and the saddle is a lot more comfortable than a piece of wood I imagine.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

I’m a fan of movies that are taking place during Halloween. Movies such as Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) written and directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

In this film a manufacturer of Halloween masks wants to kill millions of American children. The children are supposed to wear their masks when they sit in front of the television at nine o’clock on Halloween, so that the sinister surprise in the mask will be activated. The only one who can thwart the nefarious plans is a doctor (Tom Atkins) who doesn’t exactly radiate “action hero”.

The funny thing is that this story has nothing to do with the previous Halloween movies. That by itself sounds refreshing and as a film lover I particularly enjoyed the art direction. I think it very nicely depicts what Halloween looks like in America. Those masks from the Silver Shamrock Corporation look especially attractive.


Monday, August 24th, 2020

Djeroon on Instagram.
My Instagramaccount.
The video about Horror Book Covers.

Inktober Witches by Bob Q

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Bob Q draws and inks some great looking Witches and Goblin Queens for Inktober this year.

Check out the rest here.
Originally published on October 19, 2016 on

RAUWE BONK op zaterdag | 428

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Nalatenschap van tekenaar Peter van Straaten naar het Allard Pierson | 427

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Het recent vernieuwde Allard Pierson, museum en kennisinstituut voor de erfgoedcollecties van de UvA, heeft het archief en de getekende nalatenschap van tekenaar Peter van Straaten (1935-2016) verworven. Het gaat om ruim 12.000 tekeningen, vogeldagboeken en strippagina’s. Door zijn scherpe kijk op menselijke gedragingen en politieke ontwikkelingen behoort Van Straaten tot de meest iconische Nederlandse tekenaars van de afgelopen decennia.