27.03.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: “White Cube” Book by Brecht Vandenbroucke

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My favourite comic artist Brecht Vandenbroucke finally has his book “White Cube” released in North America. Book publisher Drawn & Quarterly has given me a copy to give away to one of you. If you’d like to snag it, tell me a useless fact in the comments below!  We’ll pick a winner on April 11th.

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Klaas

    I was born a cucumber.

  • pastaprima

    blue is your favorite color…and mine bwahahahaha

  • DanielJosef

    As a child, I was afraid of Care Bears.

  • Carmen Nicolau

    It takes 8.5 minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.

  • Lucas Miranda

    Cockroaches only die after you rip their heads off, because they are no longer able to eat.

  • Nico Botha

    Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear trousers

  • Dylan Griffith

    The same dog that played Comet on Full House played the original Air Bud. His name was Air Buddy.

  • M. Gordy

    The average human will shed around 18 kilos (40 lbs) of skin in their lifetime.

  • Noa Snir

    The Beatles were refused entry to Israel in 1964 because it was thought to have a “negative inlfuence” on teenagers. The Ministry of Education said it best: “There is no musical or artistic experience here but a sensual display that arouses feelings of aggression replete with sexual stimuli.”

  • Michael Marsicano

    If the history of Earth were compressed to a single year, modern humans would appear on December 31st at about 11:58pm.

  • Monsoonking

    NYC is south of Rome.

  • Flox

    Suppose X, Y are locally compact Hausdorff spaces, and let f : X → Y be a finite-to-one continuous map. The degree of f is
    deg(f) = sup{#f−1(y) : y ∈ Y }. For x∈X, the local degree of f at x is
    deg(f;x)=infsup{#f−1({z})∩U :z∈f(U)} U
    where U ranges over all neighborhoods of x.

  • EliseDupré

    my dog is almost 12 years old now

  • Arnar Stefánsson

    I just woke up

  • Beatriz Lobo

    its all about loving your parents.

  • Brecht’s book is called White Cube!

  • Giovanni

    no, I won’t.

  • Croyal Julien

    My comment just got erased.

  • Jon Garbet

    my brushes are made with moustache hair

  • Even Beyonce’s butt can produce diarrhea !

  • Guest

    I knew you had it! ^^

  • Liam Clark

    Only 10 to 13% of indexed data on the Internet is pornography. 4 times that amount is spam.

  • I don’t have any children.

  • Tayone Grey Rainbow

    Hi, this is Brecht, i would like my copy back, sorry

  • Gildaceratops

    I’m virgin.

  • Flick

    In the English dictionary, the word boom is actually spelled with 7 O’s

  • Rachel G

    The noodles are done NOW.

  • seebas

    A group of twelve cows is called a flink.

  • Cinthia Balanzario

    Y sounds like Why.

  • Thomas Puggelli

    Miley Cyrus exists.

  • mathias

    Brecht Vandenbroucke is the nephew of Richie Cunningham a.k.a. Ron Howard.

  • I already have this book.

  • JD

    I’m pretty tall

  • Tom Roche

    I really, really like eating burritos.

  • Jeremy

    did you know that the first tin can appeared in 1772 but the first can opener didnt appear til 1850. BAM. TIN CANS

  • Samu Skullmonkey

    Red is a color, also a name. A name of a color.

  • Amina

    it’s been spent less time between the time of Cleopatra and the invention of the iPhone than between Cleopatra and the building of the pyramids.

  • give it to me baby aha aha

  • Sseth

    Sir Walter James Womersley, 1st Baronet (5 February 1878–15 March 1961)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician who served as Minister of Pensions during the Second World War.

  • naricontrary

    Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

  • Gijs Rooyakers

    a fun fact about ducks

  • Ben C.

    The plastic thing on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.

  • Seawater is salty

  • James Olstein

    I fart when I laugh to hard

  • CurlyFries

    A hippo’s sweat is colored pink. Ew.

  • michaelwithpaws

    There is no way anyone can know everything.

  • Josiah Gifford

    I went to the same College as Brecht, now he has beautiful books and I have not.

  • Kimberly Kukoraitis

    Philip Seymour Hoffman is Andy Kaufman

    Andy Kaufman is Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • The millionaire shortbread I just ate tasted like it was made with fudge instead of caramel, it was still yummy though.

  • Francis Desjardins

    Its still cold in Montreal.

  • Sean Walker Hutton

    TVs are almost always quadrilaterals but sometimes circles, too

  • Everyone dies someday and there is no way to escape it.

  • Naeem Alvi

    FACT: Ants are naked all of the time.

  • Depth is overrated.

  • tyler owens

    the texture of crumpled paper grosses me out, i don’t like to look at crumpled napkins or straw wrappers when in eating

  • Donald Gould

    Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump…

  • Faisal Jehan

    Oprah Winfrey is famous.

  • Mr. AJ

    Banging your head against the wall uses 150 calories an hour

  • Michael J Fox’s middle name is Andrew.

  • Célestin Brutal

    Today is already tomorrow…

  • Steven

    Fact: i don’t know the answer to this question: if the ring was destroyed without gollum, would gollum have died anyways?

  • mary allen

    bees have a grouping of three eyes on the top of their head that creates a collective third eye, orientating them in relation to the sun.

  • IMNOTAFRAIDANYMORE

    There is a moth, that only eats moss, that grows on sloths. If the sloth moved any faster, the moss would die, and the moth would become extinct.

  • Ezequiel Blurpenstein

    I am definitely getting this one. Looks pretty damn awesome. :)

  • Ezequiel Blurpenstein

    Oh, and useless fact – here are the 10 hottest chili peppers as of February 2014, topped by one ‘Carolina Reaper’, sweet;

    http://www.crazyhotseeds.com/top-10-worlds-hottest-peppers/

  • Anonymous

    Adolf Hitler had just one testicle and bats have the highest homosexuality rates

  • dockhands

    First known use of the word useless comes from 1592 AD.

    Useless comes to us from the Latin “uti” meaning to use, and “less” from the Old English meaning “lacking, cannot be, or does not exist”, previously “leas” meaning “free (from)”. Thus useless meaning ‘lacking use’.

    Sorry, that was technically two useless facts. But a third useless fact is that I also love Brecht, and blogged about him a few times: http://chanceofthunderpublishing.blogspot.ca/2012/12/brecht-vandenbroucke.html

  • Inglood Inglood

    If I don’t win this fab book I must remember that one never actually touches anything anyway. After all, electrons in my finger tips will repel the electrons in the White Cube book. The part of the atom that contains mass, the nucleus, never touches another nucleus. Except in nuclear fusion and alpha particles. But everywhere else in the universe, the electromagnetic force between atoms keeps the nucleus’s from ever touching. Thus…I console myself in advance.

    • Shea Kennedy

      You are mistaken. Nothing ever touches despite it’s electrical charge. It does not matter that your hand and the book contain electrons at all. For instance if everything was purely composed of neutrons (having no charge), these things can still can never touch one another. Just thought you’d want to know.

  • Ewan Oath

    scribbled in pancake batter

  • Jason D Nickolay

    Ketchup leaves the glass bottle at a speed of 25 Miles Per year

  • jaycie

    dog paws smell like doritos.

  • Joe Stone

    this blog sucks

  • A square piece of paper, no matter its size, cannot be folded in half more than 7 times.

    • Shea Kennedy

      I totally say this on mythbusters. They used a football field length sheet of paper, and I think they did 7 folds by hand, 11 folds using mechanical equipment. Basically you can fold paper many times but the sheet of paper must be ridiculously huge.

      • rye

        mythbusters ftw ! !

      • Shea Kennedy

        Yeah! I heard on the radio that they are now on tour and have a live show… not sure how that really works but could be neat to see what they can pull of in a theatre.

  • liz

    Mount Horeb, in Wisconsin, is considered the troll capital of the world!

  • Zach Crowell

    Bill Paxton has three nipples. Three !!!

  • Guest

    T H E R E I S N O S P O O N

  • chris geier

    IF LOOKING FOR WILL SMITH IN THE SNOW, FOLLOW THE FRESH PRINTS

  • There is an actual word in the the dictionary for people with nice butts, callipygian :P

  • Guest

    You were once the youngest person on Earth

  • Guest

    Take your age. subtract 2, then add 2. that is your age

    • Quarshie Roberta

      I am Quarshie Roberta from united kingdom, my heart is filled with so much joy today because of what DR OKAYA has done in my life. I got married to my loving husband 4 years ago and we were living a happy life together as young couples and everything was moving on smoothly without know disturbance, two months later I went to check up in the clinic and the doctor confirmed that I am three weeks pregnant with my heart filled with joy and my face full of smile and laughter I run down home to brake the good news to my dearly husband and he was very happy about the news and that night is a night I will always live to remember, to cut the story short after I have put to birth he was very happy you to see our bouncing baby boy, but along the line and all of a sudden he started keeping late night and going to club and doing the things he don’t use to do before, and one mourning I confronted him about his new attitude but he ignore my advice, but to my greatest surprise I discover my husband have a mistress in his working place and they were seeing each other after work hour. on one faithful night my husband came back home and started packing all his belongings and told me that he is tired of me that he is filing for a annulment not knowing that his mistress has cast love spell on him that was why he was acting strange so I told my friend Grace in my working place so she gave me this contact OKAYASPELLHELP@GMAIL.COM and ask me to contact him that he will help me to bring back my husband in noon less than two days so when I got home I contact him and he told me that my husband is under a great love spell but he promise to help bring back my husband which he actually did within the period of two days. I was surprise to see my husband on one blessed mourning kneeling at my doorstep asking for my forgiveness saying it is the work of the devil that he did not know when he did what he has done and I forgave him and today we are living happily together. all thanks to great Dr. OKAYA for his great help in my family for helping me to restore my lost joy to my family, in-case you have similar case or even worst than my own your can contact him with his EMAIL ADDRESS: OKAYASPELLHELP@GMAIL.COM or through his phone number: +2348078291904…………………..

  • Guest

    Today is someone’s birthday

  • 騰洧 連

    The “Earth” without “art” is just “eh”.

  • JimTodd

    Given an arbitrary hexagon, connecting the centroids of each consecutive three sides gives the so-called centroid hexagon, a hexagon with equal and parallel sides (Wells 1991).

  • Aaron Bumgarner

    I am knitting.

  • Roland Cos

    During mating season the phallus of a barnacle will grow to about 20 times the size of said barnacle. Barnacles are hung.

  • Roland Cos

    By the way: If we round up the number of times Gangnam Style is watched on youtube to 2.000.000.000 times and the length of the video to 4 minutes, at least 15.220 years of human life are spent watching it.

  • Roland Cos

    AND! A young rabbit is called a kitten. — that’s all i have for you.

  • Jimi O

    Pizza comes in every flavor of delicious.

  • Shea Kennedy

    97.5% of useless facts are made up statistics.

    • Pablo Patucci

      el 60% de la gente lo sabe

  • victoriasoultana

    The cherry I just ate from my Shirley temple tasted like fish.

  • Esme jarrell

    the dot above a lowercase “i” is called a tittle

  • Jerry Schwartz

    “White Cube” is named after Jay Jopling’s contemporary art gallery that presents the work of British artists such as Damien Hirst.

  • There are seven “o”s in Booooooom.

  • Ellen

    There are more bacterial cells in your body than cells with your own DNA

  • Louie Neale

    “White Cube” is an anagram of “White Buce”
    (Brecht Vandenbroucke is my favourite too)

  • Rebecca Tritschler

    I just got expanding foam in my hair.. and my arms, and my jeans, and on quite a large section of wall…. so did what any sane person would do and retreated here for a while for some less messy forms of artistic exploration

  • Greig Jackson

    A fox clear six feet from a standing jump.

  • arra

    Elephants can’t jump.

  • Jameson Kergozou

    ‘Pies’ in Polish means dogs

  • Ryan Heimel

    There are over a million domestically owned skunks in the United States of America

    • hey Ryan, Julia at D&Q has picked you! check your email!

  • Memotone William-Yates

    The average bird’s feathers weight more than it’s skeleton.

  • Samantha Alpert

    Pineapples contain an enzyme called Bromelain that digests protein. But when is a pineapple ever going to eat meat? Invasion of the killer pineapple !

  • Leroy Jenkins

    It is illegal to be a prostitute in Italy if your name is Mary.

  • rye

    the term “hot shot” comes from an early 1800s method of heating up a cannonball then firing while it’s still red hot.

    • rye

      okay nvm this is actually pretty useful

  • Harry

    the collectice noun for unicorns is called “a blessing”

  • B Mxf At
  • Denise

    all polar bears are left-handed

  • Difa dwi astari

    i’m the 115th readers who left the comment

  • Aina Liyana

    booooooom is giving away Brecht Vandenbroucke’s book named ‘White Cube’.

    • Quarshie Roberta

      I am Quarshie Roberta from united kingdom, my heart is filled with so much joy today because of what DR OKAYA has done in my life. I got married to my loving husband 4 years ago and we were living a happy life together as young couples and everything was moving on smoothly without know disturbance, two months later I went to check up in the clinic and the doctor confirmed that I am three weeks pregnant with my heart filled with joy and my face full of smile and laughter I run down home to brake the good news to my dearly husband and he was very happy about the news and that night is a night I will always live to remember, to cut the story short after I have put to birth he was very happy you to see our bouncing baby boy, but along the line and all of a sudden he started keeping late night and going to club and doing the things he don’t use to do before, and one mourning I confronted him about his new attitude but he ignore my advice, but to my greatest surprise I discover my husband have a mistress in his working place and they were seeing each other after work hour. on one faithful night my husband came back home and started packing all his belongings and told me that he is tired of me that he is filing for a annulment not knowing that his mistress has cast love spell on him that was why he was acting strange so I told my friend Grace in my working place so she gave me this contact OKAYASPELLHELP@GMAIL.COM and ask me to contact him that he will help me to bring back my husband in noon less than two days so when I got home I contact him and he told me that my husband is under a great love spell but he promise to help bring back my husband which he actually did within the period of two days. I was surprise to see my husband on one blessed mourning kneeling at my doorstep asking for my forgiveness saying it is the work of the devil that he did not know when he did what he has done and I forgave him and today we are living happily together. all thanks to great Dr. OKAYA for his great help in my family for helping me to restore my lost joy to my family, in-case you have similar case or even worst than my own your can contact him with his EMAIL ADDRESS: OKAYASPELLHELP@GMAIL.COM or through his phone number: +2348078291904…………..

  • Fish can’t carry guns.

  • Miles

    A few facts about the Banana slug…

    Banana slugs are hemaphrodites, their penis is placed on their heads and become as big as the slugs themselves when erect, when reproducing they ‘swap sperm’, oh and, apparently, one of the slugs sometimes ends up chewing the other one’s repdroductive organ off because they get stuck or because of “sperm competition” (you choose what sounds better).

  • Sophie Madeleine Jaillet

    it’s take 8,5 minutes for the light of the sun to reach earth.

  • Two facts.

  • Laurence Fine

    One begins to loose 20,000 neurons a day begining at age 20(this is true)

  • David E B Ronner

    This is a fact.

  • Michael Lilley

    The pointy bit of a sundial is called a gnomon

  • James Mack

    Who ever is reading this testimony today should please celebrate with me and my family because it all started like a joke to some people and others said it was impossible.My name is james,CEO Udegbe Ventures and i live in Ghana.I am businss man and business was going real well till about 9year ago something terrible happen.i lost all my goods which i have imported from china,as time goes on i lost it all.to even get food to eat was a problem and my wife packed out of my house because i was unable to take care of her and my kids at that particular time. i manage all through seven years, no wife to support me to take care of the children and there come a faithful day that i will never forget in my life i met an old friend who i explain all my difficulties to, and he took me to a spell caster and the name of the Temple is called, OGBONI spiritual temple, i was assure that everything will be fine and my wife will come back to me.after the wonderful works of DR.OGBONI,today i am back in business and even much bigger.if you must kwon am now one of the richest man in my country.i advice you if you facing any problem in life,just know that there is no problem without a solution for there is no problem too big for Dr OGBONI to solve,do contact him via email on :ogbonispelitemple@hotmail.com
    LONG LIVE DR.OGBONI AND THE gods of his ancestors!!!

  • Samson

    i only had a reading done with ogbefispell@gmail.com and im starting to see results aready,just 20 minutes before my reading my ex contacted me and also the day after,it was just a casual conversation but the sound of his voice gave him away and that’s a sign cause i haven’t heard from him in a while,this all happened with just a reading.The reading was so accurate, ogbefispell@gmail.com told me everything that was going on in my relationship without me telling him and what is needed in order to fix the problem,it was amazing.I would recommend ogbefispell@gmail.com to anyone out there looking for help,dont waste any more time with other casters cause he’s the best and his secretary is amazing.I thank you.

  • earthiscool

    Cantaloupes aren’t pants

  • Stacey Bruno

    How i got my husband back.Am Stacey Bruno by name I never believed in love spells or magic until I met this spell caster once when i went to see my friend in Indian this year on a business summit. I meant a man who’s name is Dr ATILA he is really powerful and could help cast spells to bring back one’s gone, lost, misbehaving lover and magic money spell or spell for a good job or luck spell .I’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 5 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 3years. I really loved him, but his mother was against us and he had no good paying job. So when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him. At first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. And in 7 days when i returned to Canada, my boyfriend (now husband) called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married. I didn’t believe it cos the Dr ATILA only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do. Well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid, and my husband also got the new job and our lives became much better. His email is: atilahealinghome@yahoo.com

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