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The Le Petit Orgue cartoon cut and paste for Johan De Moor’s 1989’s Bronzen Adhemar prize

Yesterday you could read a post on a special Le Petit Orgue cartoon which Bob De Moor created for the 10th anniversary of the vocal ensemble, which lasted from the 70s till the 90s, and which had among its members Bob De Moor‘s son in law Luc De Meulenaere and several sons of Bob De Moor himself: Chris De Moor, Dirk De Moor, Stefaan De Moor.

The adapted version in the press folder published by De Warande.
The adapted version in the press folder published by De Warande.

But we were pretty sure we had seen that drawing before, so we started digging in the archives and found the (altered) cartoon back in a 1989 press folder which was created for the Stripgidsdagen at De Warande in Turnhout, Flanders. It more precisely announced an upcoming exhibition of Bob De Moor‘s work plus it also announced that Johan De Moor had won the 1989 Bronzen Adhemar (formerly known as the ‘Stripgidsprijs’) for his Kasper series.

Inside the press folder we found a sheet of paper which held the cartoon, albeit in an adapted version. The print quality of the folder was not the best to start with so we can only show you the cartoon in the state it was published. Johan De Moor – who has just completed some new ‘Kobe De Koe’ pages for an epilogue – confirmed our suspicion that it wasn’t Bob De Moor who adapted the original cartoon.

You’ll see that the texts got changed to fit it for Johan De Moor‘s prize (the ‘Le Petit Orgue’ in the fold out that Dirk De Moor holds was however not replaced, probably forgotten) and that the head of Daniel Collette was replaced with the head of Bob De Moor.

Le Petit Orgue celebrates its 10th anniversary with Bob De Moor

Especially for the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Le Petit Orgue Bob De Moor made a cartoon. Le Petit Orgue was a vocal ensemble, which lasted from the 70s till the 90s, and it had among its members Bob De Moor‘s son in law Luc De Meulenaere and several sons of Bob De Moor himself: Chris De Moor, Dirk De Moor, Stefaan De Moor. But let’s have a closer look.

Le Petit Orgue celebrates its 10th anniversary with Bob De Moor in 1984.
Le Petit Orgue celebrates its 10th anniversary with Bob De Moor in 1984.

The cartoon, made in 1984, holds 13 characters (plus Bob De Moor throwing in a bomb which is about to explode anytime). The 3rd person from the left is Luc De Meulenaere (you can recognise him from the various other drawings which De Moor made of him over the time) and thanks to a post by Xavier Fourneau on Facebook we can identify several people on this cartoon (the identification was done by Luc De Meulenaere). The complete line-up from the left to the right is: Alain Bardiaux, Alain Caucheteux, Luc De Meulenaere, Daniel Collette, Luk Deurinck, Yves Goffinet, Claude Meiresonne, Benoît Pitsaer, Christian Dufour, Peter Van Alen, Xavier Fourneau, Bernard Bolsaie, Dirk De Moor and a maimed right hand of Bob De Moor (it’s missing 2 fingers) throwing the bomb.

But something is off, it was Bob De Moor‘s left hand which got maimed during World War 2, so why is his right hand maimed on this drawing? Possibly De Moor decided that he had to roll a bomb from the right, which could only be an open right hand. But to put his trademark, he decided to maim the hand on purpose.

It would be interesting to get some of the 13 members together for a brand new picture…