interview in radioshow “Zus op Zondag”

The interview I had at the Zus op Zondag radioshow is on Youtube now! It’s a 20-minute video (man, it felt so much shorter) about manga, animation, comics and why my work doesn’t EVER have a happy ending. I also show some of my recent work at the end of the video. It was fun! Oh, and I need a haircut.

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Always nice to see…

…that your work is published around the country!

I got this photo through a friend of a friend of a girlfriend. It’s an illustration I did for a dentist’s society a few years back. I totally forgot about this job! So funny to see it, after such a long time. Apparently, they’re still using the same card as they did in 2009…

Thanks Kevin!

Tomorrow: workshop “Manga for grownups” (Manga voor volwassenen)

Tomorrow, April 10 from 3 pm till 4 pm, I will present a brand new manga workshop at the SieboldHuis in Leiden. This museum of Japanese culture in the center of the city has organised a fantastic Manga-Weekend (starting today). There’s a variety in workshops, talks on manga, demonstrations and of course the museum itself. The Sieboldhuis has a large collection of Japanese cultural treasures.

My workshop will be about “Manga for grownups”, also known as geki-ga, seinen and josei. These manga are about realistic themes and the drawings are less mainstream as most manga that are published in the western world. I will talk about the works of Tatsumi, Otomo, Yamamoto and even Joann Sfár as part of the Nouvelle Manga front. After a short historical insight, I will give the workshop attendants an introduction into making your own “manga for grownups”.

(from the manga Homunculus by Hideo Yamamoto)

Here’s the schedule (in Dutch):

MANGAWEEKEND
Sieboldhuis Leiden
http://www.sieboldhuis.org/actueel/detail/manga_weekend

Zaterdag 9 april
Van 13:00 – 17:00 live demonstraties en aanschuiven in de tijdelijke tentoonstellingsruimte
13:00 – 14:00 workshop shonen / stoere jongens en robots in de kelder
13:00 – 13:30 lezing Mangafique (Karlijn Scholten) over verschillende soorten manga in de Panoramakamer
14:00 – 15:00 workshop voor volwassenen in de kelder
14:00 – 15:00 lezing Maaike Boots over manga en uitgeverswereld in de Panoramakamer
15:00 – 16:00 workshop shojo / schattige meisjes in de kelder

Zondag 10 april
Van 13:00 – 17:00 live demonstraties en aanschuiven in de tijdelijke tentoonstellingsruimte
13:00 – 14:00 workshop shojo / schattige meisjes in de kelder
13:00 – 13:30 lezing Mangafique (Karlijn Scholten) over verschillende soorten manga in de Panoramakamer
14:00 – 15:00 workshop shonen / stoere jongens en robots
14:00 – 15:30 lezing Hans van der Lugt in de Panoramakamer
15:00 – 16:00 workshop voor volwassenen in de kelder (seinen)