Cross Comix 2018

Just one more month until the 3rd edition of the Cross Comix Festival in Rotterdam, my hometown, will take place. The festival focusses on the crossovers between comics, art, media and music. The line-up is truly the best so far! Joe Sacco, Typex, Wende, Joris Luyendijk and Pepijn Lanen are among the guests this year. The festival takes place on November 18, in Schouwburg Rotterdam. Note: Most of the program will be in Dutch.

I’m also partly involved, because I’ll host the Smallpress Market and I’ll join the live discussion “True… Or false?” (about my reportage on Lesbos and the first draft of my new graphic novel, about photomanipulation in the 30s.). I’ll sign my latest books as well.
Also, I made this poster for the promotion of the festival. Spread the word! And see you there.

Tickets are € 27,50 – don’t wait too long before ordering!
More info & full program in Dutch on: http://www.crosscomix.nl

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Signing sessions Fall 2018

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Fall is upon us! Which means that the biggest comic book festivals are just around the corner. Here are the Fall signing sessions in The Netherlands and Belgium:

18 August: Stripspektakel Kampen
1-2 Sept: Amsterdam Comic Con
8 Sept: Signing session Het Besloten Land, Leuven
14-15-16 Sept: Fête De La Bande Dessinée Brussels with ZIDROU!
29-30 Sept: Stripfestival Breda
28 Oct – 4 Nov: Boekenbeurs Antwerpen
More to come!

Also, I’ll be on the radio August 15th to talk about my work! Catch me on Radio4, in the show “Opium Op 4”, 22:30 – 0:00 

Extra signeersessie LAMBIEK 27 juli

Vrijdag 27 juli vindt de laatste signeersessie van deze zomer plaats. En dat kan alleen maar op een hele bijzondere locatie zijn: in de oudste stripwinkel van Europa, stripwinkel LAMBIEK, Koningsstraat 27, Amsterdam.  Ik signeer “Bloesems in de Herfst” maar ook al mijn andere boeken.

We beginnen de signeersessie om 17:00 en gaan daarna in één vloeiende beweging door naar de vrijdagmiddagborrel, in de winkel of daarbuiten. Koud bier (en andere drankjes) staan klaar.

Tot vrijdag!

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2nd print! Herdruk! Réimpression!

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Good news!!! After 1,5 months L’Obsolescence Programmée de nos Sentiments AND the Dutch edition Bloesems in de Herfst are going to reprint! We will have a new stock just in time for the festivals of the Autumn season. I’m very happy and proud that the book is read by so many people. Thank you, everyone, who bought the book. Thank you too, if you suggested the book to a friend. We are very grateful and lucky to have so many readers. The responses that we’ve had are incredible, it’s such a gift to know how the book touches and moves people in ways that we hadn’t anticipated at all. From the bottom of our hearts: THANK YOU! MERCI! DANKJEWEL!

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Preview of new graphic novel “L’Obsolescence Programmée de nos Sentiments”

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PREPUBLICATIONS

Read the preview of “Obsolescence Programmée de Nos Sentiments” at Calameo!
https://www.calameo.com/read/0049247976105dcea728e?authid=ucu73QEA2ae6

Prepublications of 4 chapters are alsno now available at the Dargaud website:
http://www.dargaud.com/static/obsolescence-programmee-des-sentiments/

 SAVE THE DATE! BOOK LAUNCH DATES!

Book presentation DUTCH edition:
May 25 – Beeldverhaal Amsterdam 16:00-18:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/886256331546682/

Book presentation FRENCH edition:
May 30, Librairie Flagey Brussels 17:00 – 20:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/893762914137542/

Signing sessions will follow!

New book “L’Obsolescence programmée de nos sentiments” released in May / June 2018

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FINISHED! The new book, my second graphic novel, is done. It took a long time. Longer than I wanted. In 2015, I met Zidrou for the first time in Brussels, at the Dargaud Benelux offices. He asked me what I wanted to draw, and I said: a love story. He had two scenarios with him, which we never used.

In the summer of 2015, I visited Zidrou in Spain to work on the book for a week. The beginning of the scenario was there. It was a romance between two older people. “Love after  60”, he said. I immediately liked it.

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After feedback and corrections, the scenario was really finished in January 2016. Then I started drawing. And again. And again. I think I started over 10 times, always dissatisfied. I didn’t feel like it was going in the right direction. I hated my drawings and hesitated about everything. Maybe I was just not good enough at the time… But today, I’ve put the last strokes on my digital paper. And all my hard work has resulted in a book that I absolutely love! Perhaps my best so far … Yes, I think so. Hopefully you will feel the same 🙂

The French title is “L’Obsolescence programée de nos sentiments”, the Dutch is: “Bloesems in de herfst”. At the Stripdagen Haarlem (27/28 May) the Dutch edition will be presented, and in the weekend after, the French edition will be released during the comic festival in Amiens, with Zidrou. Of course I hope more translations will follow….

We will take a signing tour through France and Belgium in the summer, with Jordi Lafèbre, who presents his new volume of Beaux Étés with Zidrou. I am grateful to the teams from Dargaud Benelux and Ballon Media for all help and motivation they gave me. And their infinite trust ❤

It will be a beautiful summer ….

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