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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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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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Where to go when you’re off the British Isles? Worry no more! October hasn’t even started yet when the German city of Hamburg is taken over by the tenth edition of its Comicfestival (September 29th...

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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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The Stripschapprijs, the most important comics award in the Netherlands, for 2015 will be awarded to cartoonist Marcel Ruijters. The jury augmented its decision by honouring Ruijters as an “artists’ artist, who has conscientiously established...

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One of the sad victims in the current round of savings that the Dutch government is instigating (like most other governments in the current global economy) is the Marten Toonder Prize. This award was named...

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Garen Ewing on Stripdagen

June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The excellent Garen Ewing was in the Netherlands recently for the Stripdagen comics festival, which also saw the third Dutch language volume of his brilliant Rainbow Orchid series (De Regenboog Orchidee), and a rather handsome...

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Getting the Funke out

January 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

Over on Craft Heroes the one and only Ellen Lindner (late of this parish, now taken herself overseas) spotlights the Netherlands’ Jeroen Funke and his work, which combines comics work with some totally fab looking...

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If you’re a comic buff and you were planning on a weekend in Amsterdam, September might be a good time to do so. The city which always has been associated with illustrators and cartoonists (and...

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Comical protest

July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

This may be quite old news, but with the current financial climate and its effect on government spending (or increasing lack thereof) across pretty much every Western country on things that are deemed to be...

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