Although Brussels is not the most charming city in Belgium – there are far prettier towns in the northern region of Flanders – it won me over with its stunning wall art scattered carelessly through its heart. Brussels takes it comics very seriously – comic book shops in plenty, a comics cafe (more on it soon), even a comics museum. Georges Prosper Remi, pen name Hergé, was born in Brussels and wrote /illustrated his 23 Tintin books there. Fittingly, there is also a museum dedicated to the life and works of Hergé.
In the short time I spent exploring the city on foot, I came across these comic wall murals of exceptional quality. Here, take a walk with me in the comics city…
I had a tough time choosing my favourite, but I think this one wins. Each time I look at it, I find something new and amusing…
7 thoughts on “Comics city Brussels”
Billions of blistering blue barnacles!
Good post and you make me want to visit this place. Nice pictures.
Ravi, didn’t expect to like Brussels much – but it’s comics heaven!
Interesting! I have never seen a city so dedicated to comics, and to its comic writers and illustrators. 🙂
Me neither 🙂 disappointed that I didn’t have time to check out the comics and the Herge museum