The Art Nouveau Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, Belgium

Belgium is famous for chocolate, beer, brussels sprouts, mussels and waffles but did you know it is also famous for its comic strips?

Ticket to the Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, Belgium The Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels was initially the Wauquez Warehouse, an industrial building designed by Victor Horta, Belgium’s master of Art Nouveau. It looks more like a turn-of-the-century apartment building than a warehouse – especially with all the beautiful Art Nouveau detailing.Art Nouveau details on the exterior of the Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, BelgiumDetail of one of the Art Nouveau ceilings that let light into the building.15BelBrusComicMuseum3443wAnother Horta-designed Art Nouveau ceiling in the Comic Museum.
Victor Horta-designed Art Nouveau ceiling in the Comic Museum in Brussels, BelgiumIn the 1980s the building was redeveloped as a Comic Strip Museum under the auspices of one of Belgium’s best-known cartoonists, Herge of TinTin fame.Tintin and friends in the Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, BelgiumIt starts with the history of cartoons.History of cartoons in the Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, BelgiumAn ‘Où est Adolf?’ cartoon, probably inspiration for the ‘Where is Waldo’ cartoons.Where's Adolf? cartoon in the Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, BelgiumThinking aloud, the creation of a comic strip.Sketches for a cartoon in the Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, Belgium Character development. I used to do a lot of cartoons myself and making up a character and then keeping them consistent at all angles is challenging.
Roughs of cartoons in the Comic Museum in Brussels, BelgiumI see I could do with some work on my action figures – this spectacular landing is from Herge of Tintin fame.Artful falls in the Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels, Belgium A view from an upper floor.15BelBrusComicMuseum3477w 15BelBrusComicMuseum3481w Funhouse mirrors are great for my typical warped selfies.A Fun-house Mirror in the Comic Museum in Brussels, Belgium Portion of the a museum exhibit under construction.An exhibit 'under construction' in the Comic Museum in Brussels, Belgium If you haven’t had enough comics by the end of this museum there is also a walking tour of 39 large cartoon murals around Brussels.
One of many cartoon murals on a wall in Brussels, Belgium More on Belgium (and Brussels).

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