Monday, April 26, 2010

The making of Scherven part 4

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In this last part on Stripspeciaalzaak I explain and show how the cover of Scherven was created.
If you want to read and see it, go to and enjoy!
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Interview on Radio 6

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Last saturday I had a very nice interview on Radio 6 with Wim Brand in his programm 'De Avonden'. If you want to listen click here and go to the website of 'De Avonden'.

Friday, April 23, 2010

On Radio 6

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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.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Extra reason to come to Yendor on the 1st of may

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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!

The making of Scherven part 3

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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!
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1 st of may, 13.00 hours, Yendor, Rotterdam

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On the 1st of may I will be at comic-shop Yendor in Rotterdam to sign my new book Scherven. The happening will start at 13.00 hours and lasts for the whole afternoon till 17.00 hours.
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You can find Yendor at Korte Hoogstraat 16. Take a look at their website. And of course you're welcome!
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Scherven already in Comic-shops

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Scherven has arrived in the Dutch and Belgian comic-shops. Next week it can be found the regular book-stores. The price is lower than it was announced previously: Euro 22,90 for a 264 pages book.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Making of Scherven part 2

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The second part about making Scherven is now on line. Surf to the site of Stripspeciaalzaak and read about the use of different color-palets and discover how I was inspired!
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Monday, April 5, 2010

The Making of Scherven part 1

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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.
Go and see at
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Scherven printed!

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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.

Title Change

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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.