Thursday, December 29, 2011


Last week I attended the presentation of the Filmfanfare pages. A lot of comic creators made their presence as did some movie directors and -producers. I showed my 'Soldaat van Oranje' page and poster and got positive reactions. Especially from producer Rob Houwer who made me very nice compliments.
Unfortunately I'm not allowed to show you something already, but this iconic picture plays an important role in my tribute.

Interview on Stripster

On the nice website Stripster you can find an interview I did recently. Click here and you can find it under articles.

Friday, December 9, 2011

10th of december at Strip Turnhout

On saturday the 10th of december I will attend 'Stripfestival Turnhout'. A very sympathetic festival in Belgium at which the UK is this year's country of honour. Of course I will be there to sign my books personally and... enjoy the festival.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Portfolio Scherven

As I made a portfolio with 'Memories'-illustrations, I've also made one of 'Scherven'. It also consists of 13 signed pieces. You can see here which ones. If you're interested in nit, please send an email to:

Scherven illustrations

A series of 13 illustrations belonging to Scherven

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tribute to Yves Chaland 3

Muis to Le Jeune Albert: "I still miss him everyday too".

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A weekend in Nérac

The scenic Nérac

Last weekend I was in Nérac (France) on the Rencontres Chaland' festival together with other artists and Yves Chaland and Klare Lijn fans. Here's a short verbal and visual diary.

After a flight from Amsterdam to Bordeaux Yves Chalands sister, the very kind Odile, drove Zep and me to Nérac by car. She had thought of everything: sandwiches, grapes and drinks were brought to enlighten our ride. After arrival in Nérac and meeting some of the artists there was a tour through the village with schoolchildren, during which the kids were learned some drawing skills.
Dominique Corbasson drawing with the children of Nérac

During the tour we also saw the beautiful drawings of François Avril, presented on the wall of the village.
'Carnet de Nérac' by François Avril

Around 8 that evening, the festival was officially opened with a cocktail party. There old friends met again and new ones were made. After this a concert started in front of the castle. Several (BD)artists came on stage to show their musical talent in a vibrant rockshow. What is it with comics and music?
Zep rocks!

Charles Berberian: comics and music

Saturday started with an early signing-session. At ten o'clock the fans were there to buy their favorite books and get a 'dédidace' of the artist.
Saturday signing

I experienced that this was a very friendly festival with a high 'family-feel'. Not only fans were there, but also well-known artists like f.i. Serge Clerc, Charles Berberian and Stanislas.
Serge Clerc

Charles Berberian with Jeux de mémoire
(photo: Didier Pasamonik)

During the rest of the day I visited some exhibitions and at the end of the afternoon there was another signing session. The day ended with dinner which the artists and several fans enjoyed together.
'Highstreet' in Nérac

A day filled with more signing, more exhibitions, readings and lunch. A lot to do and to see: a discussion about comics and music, a Tillieux-exhibition, a Chaland exhibition etc...

Antonio Lapone and Cleet Boris

Outside lunch: Didier Pasamonik, Antonio Lapone and Virginie Vertonghen

Sunday evening we remained with a small group after a lot of people already had left. We had our final dinner at a nice restaurant to celebrate the fantastic weekend we had together. I hope to go back one day!

Tribute to Zep

Zep, worldfamous in France with his character Titeuf, is this years guest of honor at 'Rencontres Chaland'. This is my tribute to him.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Portfolio Memories

A while ago some of my 'fans' asked me if I could make them a portfolio with prints of illustrations I've made. It seemed interesting to me so I made one by hand that consists 13 signed pieces related to my 'Memories-trilogy'. The material I used fits nicely to the atmosphere of the drawings and of course the portfolio is finished with a personal signed drawing. If you click here you can see which illustrations are in. And if you're also interested, please send me an email:

Saturday, September 24, 2011


After pencilling the first fifty pages of the sequel on 'Scherven', I've just done the line-art of the first page!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rencontres Chaland 2011

I'm very proud that I can tell you that I'm invited to attend Rencontres Chaland at Nerac, France.
This festival is a tribute to my big inspirator Yves Chaland, who sadly died in 1990. Nerac is his place of birth and his widow Isabelle Chaland organises the festival -together with friends- for the fourth time this year. I'm really excited that I will be there from the 7th to 10th of october with great artists like François Avril, Ted Benoit, Charles Berberian, Serge Clerc, Andre Juillard, Antonio Lapone and many others. This years guest of hounour is Zep. I will keep you posted!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Comic-art Fair, 10th of september, Design museum, Breda

Coming saturday I will attend The Comic-artfair Breda (at the Designmuseum). I will bring all kind of different stuff: my books, which I will sign personally for you. All kind of signed prints, framed prints and sets of postcards. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tribute to Yves Chaland 2

I discovered Yves Chaland through his detective-story Bob Fish. A good looking guy dressed like a real P.I. Also two of his other characters: Le Jeune Albert, a sometimes mean little boy from Brussels and Adolphus Claar, the scientist. This is my tribute to them and their creator.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Comic-art Fair, 10th of september,Design museum, Breda

On saturday 10th of september I will participate at the Comic-Art Fair at the Design museum Breda. The Art Fair is part of the 'Breda-Stripdagen' and artists will sell and sign their work.
I will bring my books, prints and postcards (I will be more specific about that within a couple of days). The Design Museum will also show the works of Peter Pontiac and is located at the Boschstraat 22, Breda and opens at 10 o'clock. See you there!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tribute to Yves Chaland 1

My great example and inspirator as a comic-artist has always been Yves Chaland. When I saw his drawings for the first time I thought: "that's how comics have to be drawn". I have collected all his books, portfolio's and some statues of his characters.
I felt really sad when he died in 1990 on the peripherique of Paris: one of the greatest French comic-artists had passed away. During my summer-holidays I have made some tribute-illustrations of his characters. First Freddy Lombard, Sweep and Dina.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On Facebook!

Erik de Graaf Comics is on Facebook now! Become a fan here!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Memory of Holland to Beijing Bookfair

Together with 19 other contributions 'Memory of Holland' -based on the poem of H. Marsman- is selected to be exhibited on this years Beijing Bookfair. The project 'Mooi is dat' will travel to Asia and 20 contributions will be shown, together with the sketches made by the artists, as part of the promotion of Dutch literature. The bookfair takes place from august 31th till september 4th.