Today my first strip of Marten Toonders' is published in NRC.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sometimes I get very kind reactions on my stories and books. Mostly on comic-festivals, sometimes by email. Yesterday I received one from a French fan that I'd like to share with you, because it fills me pride:
"I've just finished to read 'Jeux de mémoire' and want you to know how I loved it...The drawings fits perfectly the characters, the stories are very true (all very personnal but, in fact, everyone could recognize something he knows..)Your very film style which, with its close-up and its tight plans, strengthens the impression of intimacy with your characters.For all this, thank you...I've seen that your next book (Scherven?) is about to be published and I'm very waiting for it As I think that I'll not meet you one day, is it possible to have a drawing to put in your book, it'll be a wonderful gift...Thank you for this and, once again, congratulations..."
This year it's 100 years ago that Marten Toonder was born. There will be a lot of events all around the year. Last wednesday his Bommel story 'Bovenbazen' started again in NRC newspaper. 100 strips, but now drawn by 20 different artists like Dick Matena, Thé Tjong Khing, Henk Kuijpers, Erik Kriek etc... I was also asked to make 5 strips, following the story, but drawn in my own style. On the 14th of may you can see my first strip.