15th Jun 2021

CIPC #226: The Perry bible fellowship, Primate checkmate

Today, we go visit the digital lagerstätte and dig up one of the dinosaurs of the internet: The Perry bible fellowship. Before Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, before xkcd and Cyanide...

29th Dec 2020

CIPC #203: Asterix Vol.4, Asterix the gladiator

Sic transit gloria mundi! There is no better way to summarise the fate of the Asterix series. It started all the way back in 1959 and quickly became one of...

25th Aug 2020

CIPC #185: Nero Vol.123, Wonderboy

Flemish people of a certain age might remember Nero from the newspapers, in which he featured for decades.1 Regular readers of this blog might know him from a previous post....

21st Jul 2020

CIPC #180: Timotheus Wang

Today we are delving deep in the archives of Belgian comics to bring to light one of the most obscure subjects yet for this blog: Timothey O. Wang. This character,...

25th Feb 2020

CIPC #159: Simpsons comics presents Bart Simpson Vol.56, Sore loser

Apparently, there are Simpsons comics. I never knew this, but it is one of those little-known but entirely unremarkable facts about our world, like the fact that there are endemic...

26th Nov 2019

CIPC #147: Giving the devil her due, Vol.1

At the very beginning of Giving the devil her due, a webcomic1 by D. S. Newman and Magaly Abarca, a certain David gets run over by a truck. He dies,...

22nd Oct 2019

CIPC #142: Nero Vol.143, De dood van Bompa

Nero is, or was at least, incredibly famous in Flanders and completely unknown outside of it. It is a comic with a cast of colourful characters, like Adhemar, the baby...

19th Mar 2019

CIPC #111: The smurfs, Vol.11: The Olympic Smurfs

In the more than two years I have been discussing chess in popular culture on this blog, I have seen the most horrible atrocities being committed against the noble game...

25th Sep 2018

CIPC #87: Sandra and Woo No.574, Intelligence in pets

One of the more popular webcomics at the moment – number twenty on this plausible-looking list – is Sandra and Woo, which tells off a girl and the highly anthropomorphised...

10th Jul 2018

CIPC #76: Mickey Maus No.48

One of the biggest names in popular culture I have not mentioned so far is the almighty mouse, the great Mickey himself. Of course, there are so many comics and...

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47th US open, Pittsburgh

1946

BSB/FBÉ championship play-off, Brussels

1960

International tournament, Havana

1946

8th Capitulation tournament, Wageningen

1955

5th liberation tournament, Maastricht

1951

Brabant championship, Sint-Joost-ten-Node

1950

All Saints’ Day tournament, Ghent

1950

Ghent championship, Ghent

1950