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Rotterdam comics museum closes its doors

August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

A little while ago we reported on the Dutch election of their first Cartoonist Laureate, but the status of comics in the Netherlands is not all roses, sadly. Only last year, a new comics museum...

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It’s not the breasts that offend

August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Suske en Wiske is one of the longest-running comics in the Dutch language. It is mainly aimed at children, and as such feels ever growing competition of animation and games. Even though it is still the...

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All vote for the Dutch Cartoonist Laureate

July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

On September 30th, the Netherlands will, for the first time, anoint their official Cartoonist Laureate, or Stripmaker Des Vaderlands. Like their poet counterpart, the winner of this grand title will promote the art of cartooning (and...

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News from the world of Joost Swarte

July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

For some reason, Dutch clear line guru Joost Swarte was in the news recently on quite a few occasions. We brought them together for you, so you wouldn’t have to. In the Belgian city of...

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Agent 327 is heading for the big screen

June 21, 2017 | 1 Comments

Even though Martin Lodewijk’s comic series Agent 327 has the status of a classic in his native Holland, the series is largely unknown in other parts of the world. Translations of the books were published...

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Growing pains with Marloes De Vries

March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

When your mother was your age, she had a house and a family to run. You on the other hand are too busy catching them all on Pokémon Go. If that sounds familiar, then the...

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Webcomics, infinite canvas, guided reading, animated panels, it’s all fine and dandy, but at the end of the day, don’t we all want a paper book in our hands? A luxurious, large-sized, full colour tome...

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Earlier in the year a strong contingent of Flemish and Dutch cartoonists celebrated the comics festival of the German city of Erlangen by publishing a special daily comic for each day of the festival. Parade...

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After their quite remarkable démarche, La Bédé Est Dans La Rue, when they provided the town with a seemingly endless supply of new, topical, silkscreened posters during the 2014 Angouême Festival, the collected Dutch and Flemish...

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From 26 to 29th May, the 17th International Comic Salon of Erlangen will take place, the largest and most important festival for graphic literature in the German-speaking world. And the schedule provides something for everybody,...

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