In October 2017, I visited the refugee camps on the island Lesbos, Greece, together with two other cartoonists. We drew the life in the camps, because photography and film are not allowed there. After my return, and quite an emotional rollercoaster, I made a 25-page comic called Europe’s Waiting Room.
The comic was published in Dutch in coöperation with the Dutch newspaper NRC, and funded by the Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Dutch Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten. Europe’s Waiting Room, has finally been translated to English and is now online on Drawing The Times, an international platform for graphic journalism. Click the link below and on the orange arrow to read the full story. And please share with anyone you think would be interested.
For any translations, publications or exhibitions about this comic, please contact me ( aimeedejongh (A) gmail.com). I’m always interested in spreading the word about the story, because I think it’s an important one.
Pages from the comic are currently exhibited at the exhibition “Graphic Recordings” in Kampen, The Netherlands. For more info, see the post below.