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Pushing Doors

  7/7 - 10 years on and the creation of a story   Haarlem, 7 July 2015 It is 10 years ago since that fatal Thursday morning of the 7th of July of 2005 in London when one of four Islamic suicide bombers blew himself up in the…
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Bullies in the Park

Not too long ago – in the light of eternity – when I was a kid, about 9 years old, I was walking on clouds. I wanted to reach the sky you see, and now and then I got pretty close. Every day I was walking to school through the Vondel Park…
Jean Giraud

Moebius Redux

Great documentary about the late Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, perhaps the biggest genius in the world of European "comics", reaching well beyond the genre and creating visuals for films like Tron and the Fifth Element... all that accompanied…
Graphic Novels

Graphic novels

This is a top 10 of my favourite graphic novels / artists.   1. Chris Ware Country: US Key work: Acme Novelty Library (1993-present) Life as a manual Ware's unique autumnal isometric world view is perhaps "clinical" at first…
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Building Stories

Recently I got the latest Chris Ware, and it is safe to say that this is (yet again) his greatest masterpiece. More than just a book; you can create your own stories. No one can explain it better what joy it is to receive such brilliance than…

Stripdagen Haarlem 2012

Grote Markt, Haarlem   Strip, strips, meer strips...   For the collectors: the catawiki girls!   The 2-yearly Stripdagen Haarlem; always fun.
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Stefan Glerum

Reminiscing Joost Swarte, this colourful Amsterdam based illustrator Stefan Glerum.        
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The Hanuka Twins

Illustrators, comics artists and identical twins Asaf and Tomer from Israel. Tomer now resides in New York. Both are highly productive. Beautiful work. Asaf on holiday Tomer made artwork for the film Waltz with Bashir …

Chris Ware

The master of the genre doesn't look as good online as it does in print, so get your own copies. The "ACME Novelty Library" series are brilliant. Beautiful colours, melancholic, excruciating, and he is a perfectionist in overseeing to make sure…
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MVRDV Comics Museum Hangzhou

Dutch architects MVRDV have just won the competition for the Comic and Animation Museum CCAM in the Eastern Chinese metropolis of Hangzhou.   For their design the planners were inspired by modern comic strip aesthetics and created a self-explanatory…
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Joost Swarte

Comics artist, illustrator, graphic designer, architect, Haarlemmer. He has done several covers of the New Yorker ...and of the famous RAW magazine Film & theatre building he designed www.joostswarte.com |…