Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stamp illustration by Frederic Rebena

This is from Liberation, January 29 2009. Nice artwork, isn't it?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Belgian comics stamps 2009

Leave it to the Belgian Post Office to keep you in the dark on what they're going to be publishing this year until you stumble across a very unprofessional pdf document buried deep in their website.

But anyway - not a lot of comics-related material, or so it would seem. June sees the yearly Youth Philately issue, with Roger Leloup's Yoko Tsuno (one sheet of 10 stamps, announced for June 26th). Then on October 5th a special commemorative sheet is planned on the 20th anniversary of the Brussels Centre de la Bande Dessinée.

Possibly of interest is a series on great composers, with portraits by cartoonist and illustrator, Jan de Maesschalck (later this month).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Looney Tunes Stamps

Today's edition of the French Post Office newsletter announced a new set of stamps featuring various Looney Tunes characters. Three different stamps each combine two characters : Tweety and Silvester, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny and While E. Coyote and Roadrunner.

The stamps are offered as a booklet for a set price of 6,95 EUR.

More info on the French Post Office website.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cartoonist Mark Doeffinger writes in with cartoon stamp example

Cartoonist Mark Doeffinger writes in:

I just ran across your cartoon philately blog today. You said you were interested in cartoon illustrations such as that of the anthrax stamp (very funny). Well, back in 1985 I had a cartoon stamp in my little self-published book COUPON CLIPPERS. I thought you might like it. Of course back then a regular postage stamp was only $.22. Anyway, shouldn't the American lawn, especially the postage stamp lawn, be commemorated? The lawn may no longer be with us as it is under attack for wasting resources and causing pollution via fertilizer and pesticides. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy the stamp. I am still cartooning via my website: thelitestuffcartoons.com