July Books 8) Brussel in beeldekes: Mannekin Pis en andere sjarels
A collection of fifteen short comic strip stories about Brussels, funded by the Flemish Independent Guild of Comic Strips (yes, it exists) and the Flemish Brussels Cultural Cell (yes, it exists too) and edited by Marc Verhaegen (who we have met before). The stories are all told by an old man sitting in the corner of a contemporary cafe, but all take place in the medieval period (and we are to understand that he has somehow survived from that day to this). None of them is terribly deep; there are three different origin myths for the Mannekin Pis. My favourite was probably the second one, about Saint Guido, supposedly the patron saint of taxi drivers, written by Lük Bey and subversively illsutrated by Reinhart Croon. The point of the book is of course that it's there and it's in Dutch.