Sunday, December 16, 2012

News and links, week 50


2 comments:

  1. Suske & Wiske are the true racists of Belgian comic books. Behold the below drawings:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-noJQBbzSpdQ/T3-HWXs6GBI/AAAAAAAAAuw/BnfAtebRLV0/s1600/231+De+Scherpe+Schorpioen+-+1992.pdf-015.jpg

    http://www.flatearth.tweakdsl.nl/sidonia.jpg

    http://bayimg.com/image/gadmpaack.jpg

    http://i46.tinypic.com/htb3ag.jpg

    I am unsure if it is true or not, but there are rumours that Willy Vandersteen (who created Suske & Wiske) had racist ideologies. However, I am unaware if this is true, the rumours are easy to trace but then it would be quite incorrect to take them for granted.

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  2. Thanks, Gerrit! It's good to be reminded that such views were expressed more widely. People are too liable to have a narrow focus when putting the spotlight on filth in the past.

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