Out now: Les Tuniques Bleues / De Blauwbloezen hommage book

Out now! The brand new anthology ‘De Blauwbloezen – Een hommage door’…

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‘De Blauwbloezen’ (or ‘Les Tuniques Bleues’) is still one of the best-selling series in the Belgian comic scene, and I’ve had the honor of making a short story based on the comic for publisher Dupuis. This has been a life-long dream for me, and definitely the best project I’ve worked on this year. I read the series as a little kid, and I adored all of the Dupuis-classics. So needless to say, this was a very special anthology to be a part of.

My 6-page story ‘De jongen met de trommel’ is featured among the comics of 19 other amazing artists. But that’s not all – because for the Dutch version, I also designed the cover (see above).

A great thank-you goes out to Kim Sanders of Ballon Media, who made me a part of this whole project, and Laurence Van Tricht, who edited the book.

If you want to see some of the original drawings from the book, there’s still an amazing exhibition in the Brussels Comic Center, which features original pages from the hommages and from the original series. More info: https://www.stripmuseum.be/nl/tentoonstellingen/de-gallery/ze-zijn-blauw-en-ze-blo-e-zen-t-zijn-de-blauwbloezen

So… Go get that book!

Another old one: ‘Spinoza’

This comic was made for the project Graphic Poem in 2013, which was a series of comics based on amazing poems. Mine was based on ‘Spinoza’, written by the poet and actor Steph Goossens. Thanks to David van Baelen and Leuven Stript VZW, who made this all possible.

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Behind The Telescopes premiere

Last Saturday, our project ‘Behind the Telescopes’ premiered in Leiden. We had a blast! It was so special to see it all come together on stage, together with Lavinia Meijer and Arthur Antoine. Here are some photos by my love Bob Bruyn!

Dates:

– 29 October: Leiden Internation Film Festival, Stadsgehoorzaal
– 30 October: Klik! International Animation Festival, Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam
– 6 November: Big Bang Festival, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
– 11 December: Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam
– 20 January: Theaters Tilburg (Artist in Residence)
– 7 February: Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Artist in Residence)
– 2 April: CCXL Vlissingen
– 9 April: World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw a/h IJ, Amsterdam
– 14 May: Schouwburg Cuijk

Behind the Telescopes …. so it begins!

It’s finally finished! The 60-minute animated film ‘Behind the Telescopes’ that I animated this year, will premiere this Saturday at the Leiden International Filmfestival and will be played again on Sunday, at the KLIK Festival Amsterdam. Both with live music by the fantastic Lavinia Meijer.

Tonight at 0:00, I will be a guest in the Dutch radio show Nooit Meer Slapen, on Radio1, to talk about this project and about my work in general. A link to the broadcast will be online later. Don’t miss it!
www.radio1.nl

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