The Cartoon Walk – Looking for the 9th Art in Brussels

I couldn’t help but notice that her clothes were pretty small for what was a well formed physique. What was even more strange was that she was a cat. Cartoon cat actually and just one of the many ways in which Brussels pays homage to the 9th art, the comic strip.

Brussels didn’t invent the comic strip, but it may as well have. Since the 1920s, Belgian artists have been on the forefront of cartoon art from Tintin to the Smurfs and countless others throughout the years. Brussels pays homage to this love affair in a variety of ways, but the most obvious is the cartoon art found around the city. Murals on the sides of buildings, statues and even a museum are devoted to the cartoon arts, including my favorite ones shown here.


Brussels cartoon statue

Tintin statue Brussels

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

3 thoughts on “The Cartoon Walk – Looking for the 9th Art in Brussels”

  1. Awesome! Finding art in every place you visit is a must for a traveler who looks for learning about local lifestyle and philosophy.
    @TACARegional team

  2. Hi Erin, just behind it is La Mort Subite, one of the must visit bars for beer lovers. The speciality is the beer of the same name. A Kriek (cherry flavoured beer, but with a very different brewing process than normal beer). It is my beer of choice on a very hot day in Brussels, apart from Guinness at an Irish Pub, but that isn’t supporting local breweries.

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