Comic strip for '150 B', about the 150th anniversary of Belgium in 1980. It criticizes the rise of Belgian Fascist leader Léon Degrelle, while using Tintin as a protagonist. This references the fact that 'Tintin' creator Hergé and Degrelle once worked for the same newspaper, Le Vingtième Siècle. 

Jo Dustin was a Belgian abstract painter, art critic and illustrator. While best known for his paintings, he was also active as an editorial cartoonist. From 1978 on throughout the 1980s, he was most notable as the house cartoonist of the communist weekly Le Drapeau Rouge.

Life and painting career
Jo Dustin was born in 1936 in Auderghem, Brussels. He held his first exhibition in 1959 and continued to make geometric and abstract paintings throughout his life, mostly with acrylic or gouache. His work was often subject of expositions, but he never quite broke through in the art world.

Cartooning career
Jo Dustin was additionally active as an editorial cartoonist, publishing in Le Soir and Art Culture. Between 1974 and 1975 his cartoons also ran in Notre Temps and Hebdo. However, he was mostly associated with the communist weekly Le Drapeau Rouge, for which he worked between 1978 and 1990. In 1980, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Belgium, Dustin, Marcelle Lavachery and Philippe Moins initiated the satirical comics and cartoons publication '150 B'. Some of the pages also appeared in Le Drapeau Rouge.

Book illustrations
Dustin illustrated Claude Javeau's book 'Haro sur la Culture' (1974) and, together with his wife Tessa Parzenczewski, he illustrated Claude Haim's 'La Belgique mise à nu' (1995).

Death
Jo Dustin passed away in 2011 in Forest/Vorst at age 75.


Cartoon for Le Drapeau Rouge of 2 November 1981, about the FNAC chain devouring the smaller, independent booksellers.

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