Tomorrow morning (24th of april) between 11 and 12 o'clock I will be on Radio 6 to talk about Scherven. It's a live program called 'De Avonden, de zaterdageditie'. If you want to listen you can tune in on Radio 6's website.
There is an extra reason to come to Yendor on the 1st of may. Not only you can buy a signed copy of Scherven, but it will be accompanied by a numbered and signed ex-libris, made especially for this occasion. So don't miss it and write the date in your diary!
In part 3 of the making of Scherven on Stripspeciaalzaak I tell and show something about how I brought emotion into the story and tried to do that as powerful as possible. Take a look at their site here!
The great comic website Stripspeciaalzaak has given me the possibility to show how I made Scherven. From this week-end on I will tell and show different aspects of the development of the book. And on every saturday in the next 3 weeks there will appear a new part.
In this first sequence, which is called 'the story behind the story', you can read and see how I started the story and how I used real experiences of a World War 2 soldier, my uncle Gijs.
Last monday I woke up very early and went to Gent in Belgium. My book Scherven was going to be printed there at New Goff. Years ago you always would get a print-proof to approve the colors. Nowadays, with all the modern techniques, you just get a print of the digital files. I thought it would be better for my nerves to go to see if the colors matched my ideas. And I was not disappointed: the printwork looked tremendous! I think the books will be delivered this week and I am looking forward to it.
My Memories-trilogy is now translated in French. The translator also suggested to change the title of the book. From 'Souvenirs Perdus' to 'Jeux de Mémoire'. Although I liked the first title and got used to it, I must say I also love 'Jeux de Mémoire' and think it sounds a bit lighter and fits better to the character of the stories.