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.