Comic Strip Art, or "Sideways Art" is the most popular graphic art form in Flanders today. In addition to the very popular "Suske and Wiske" series, comic books about popular Flemings such as the comedian Urbanus are best sellers.
The inspiration for the 'Fugezi' comic-strip museum is the world's premier comic strip museum in Brussels.
As of Jan. 2022, the collection can be viewed by appointment only,. Tours are $10 and are conducted in Flemish and/or English. For more information, or to schedule a tour, please contact 'Zeelands@sbcglobal.net.'
Anthony van Dyck ca. 1630
Frans Hals ca.1635
Four hundred years after the golden period of Flemish Art, Belgium graphic artists returned to prominence in the field of cartoon, or 'Sideways", art.
"Lucky Luke" is by the Belgian artist Morris and the "Smurfs" is by the Belgian artist Peyo.