February 16, 2009

24 Oranges turns 2

Filed under: Event by Branko Collin @ 4:04 pm

We started in February 2007 with a posting about Dutch comics website Clogwork.net, which by the way is still going strong!

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October 29, 2008

Lambiek comic book store turns 40

Filed under: Comics by Branko Collin @ 8:22 am

Not withstanding a recent lament (Dutch) by Dutch comic giants Hanco Kolk and Jean-Marc van Tol about the decline of the local comics scene, comic book store Lambiek is still going strong. Next week the store even celebrates it’s fortieth anniversary. As they put it themselves: “[Lambiek] is probably the oldest existing comics shop in the world.”

The store in the heart of Amsterdam, just off the busy Leidsestraat, is named after a character from the popular Flemish series Suske & Wiske who in turn was named after the beer. To those who don’t shop for comics in Amsterdam—what’s wrong with you?—Lambiek is probably best known for its online comiclopedia, an encyclopedia of comic artists from around the world in English and Dutch.

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