Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Food for eyes at Museum of Comic Strip Art
Belgium has many world-famous comic strip artists ... Along the street, you can find comic strip decorated on Building walls in Brussels (approximately 38 pieces). In addition, there is also one Museum of Comic Strip Arts (Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinee) on rue des Sables
If you know famous Tintin (by Herge) or The Smurfs, you must come to this museum for the next visit. There is a permanent exhibitions from a lot of artists including how to make, examples of initial ideas, pencil sketches, till final publication.
Besides the comic strips, the building of the museum was also beautiful since it was designed as Belgian Art-Nouveau style (with a use of curves on structural iron pillars) by Victor Horta.
I was so lucky since it was also the period of special exhibition '20 years of Manga in Europe' during 10 March - 7 June 2009 -- it's all about Japanese Cartoons (Manga) & Characters in Europe !!!
Besides foods, cartoon (especially Japanese Manga) is one of my favourite !!!
Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinee (Museum of Comic Strip Art)
20 rue de Sabels, 1000 Brussels
Tel : 219 1980
Open : Tue-Sun (10 am-6pm) -- Closed on Monday !!!
More information : www.brusselscomics.com