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Library and Documentation Centre


Over the years the ECC has gained considerable expertise in the organisation of cartoon competitions and exhibitions. Our centre has the support of an extensive global network of cartoonists, organisers and cartoon museums.


Regularly collaborators of the ECC are invited to be jurors in international cartoon competitions and to help with the organisation of contests in Belgium and abroad. 

Are you looking for a caricaturist or a cartoonist?   

If you are looking for a cartoonist or a caricaturist to give added value to your business plan, communication campaign or event, the ECC would be pleased to find the appropriate person. Any contractual agreements with the cartoonist, the library and the documentation centre will be your responsibility as the ECC acts only as an intermediary.


Library and Documentation Centre

The ECC's "Gustaaf Van Damme" library contains over 5000 books on cartoons (cartoons only, no comic strips), 400 magazines and more than 20.000 original cartoons classified by theme. In addition several essays, publications and archives on the subject of cartoons are stored in the Documentation Centre.


During the opening hours of the ECC the library is accessible to every visitor. However as some books are unique items we do not lend them out.


Currently we are arranging to provide a digital access to the library and the archives of the ECC, so you will soon have the opportunity to consult  our collection via our website.


ECC Cartoonbooks Club

Cartoons are your passion ? Do you collect cartoon books ? Then the ECC Cartoonbooks Club is the place to share this passion!

The ECC Cartoonbooks Club wants to be a first choice meeting point for cartoonbook lovers and collectors.
The official language is English, but information in Dutch, French, German, … is also welcome.


Our blog www.ecc-cartoonbooksclub.blogspot.com gives you all the information required to join the club. We would appreciate to get your reaction.


How to become member?
Visit the blog, click “join the club” and complete the form. The intention is to reach as much as possible cartoon collectors.


Blogmaster and contact person of the ECC Cartoonbooks Club: Jan Oplinus, Wevelgem, Belgium