24 February 2006
The exposition '100 years of Taco Zip', by the Belgian stripmakers Luc Cromheecke and Fritzgerald, was in Galerie Lambiek until the end of March 2006, featuring many original strips, drawings and paintings.
Taco Zip was born in 1906, but it took until 1985 before it was put to paper by Cromheecke and Fritzgerald. It was published in the magazine Robbedoes, and featured Officer Piep, Vantilt and Plunk, in one of the most absurd Flemish comic series ever.
Since 1989, comic-loving Holland could enjoy this on a daily basis when it was published in the Volkskrant newspaper. The very light-hearted comic found a solid reader base, and a lot of fan-websites were created. Taco Zip is still being published in different newspapers, and most of the themes revolve around modern art, music, the environment and business administration.
Since this year is the 100th anniversary of Taco Zip, a lot of celebrations are going on! Not only is there a the special anniversary book of Taco Zip, but there was also an anniversary exposition in Turnhout, Belgium. Thereafter, the expo is traveling through Europe, starting at Galerie Lambiek in Amsterdam on Friday, 24 February 2006 at 5:00 pm.