Thursday, June 5, 2014

Comic festivals recap

First up was the first comic festival of the nothern provices in Drachten. I shared a table with Flip and his brother Joeri, who was making awesome lino prints. It was fun to be there and I hope to be there again next year. We were even interviewed by a local newspaper.

The book fair in my hometown was cosy as expected, but unfortunately all hell broke loose that afternoon when a rainstorm appeared, which turned out worse than anyone expected. Some of my work suffered water damage and couldn't be used for sale anymore, but I could save most of it thanks to Flip's lovely parents and the fellow exhibitors.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition 'De Nieuwe Garde' was a great experience. Flip's aunts were so nice to offer us a place to stay for the weekend and they filmed and took photo's of the event. This is the first publication of the comic 'Canada' I've been going on about lately. Flip was even asked to read the poem to the audience :)

Even the national newspaper 'Trouw' published about it and showed one of my artworks. I was so happy when I noticed :)

The festival itself was a great succes. Lovely people and a great location in the center of Haarlem. Definately going again next time! With new smallpress books, totebags and hopefully a closer look into 'V für Victory'.

The exhibition's until June 22nd, so if you're in Haarlem anytime soon don't forget to visit Galerie 37PK to view the work of me and fellow comic artists/illustrators. It's worth a watch.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Come what May

Last week I finally finished painting the comic 'Canada', the first collaboration between my boyfriend and me. It will be revealed on the opening of the exhibition 'De Nieuwe Garde' on May 29th in Haarlem (and, of course, posted here afterwards ;)). It will be a busy month with several comic festivals throughout the country and I'm very excited to be there, display my artwork, meet up with old classmates and meet new creative people.

Here's a list of places I will be to sell my work:
Noordelijke Stripmanifestatie Drachten 17/18 May
Theun de Vries Boekenmarkt Veenwouden 24 May
Stripdagen Haarlem 31 May/1 June

Exhibition 'De Nieuwe Garde' at 37PK in Haarlem 29 May - 22 June

In the meantime I've also been working to get some stuff printed, like a few smallpress books and postcards. There will also be handpainted postcards and stickers for sale. I hope to be able to take pictures of the events and write about the experiences here. I can't wait! :)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Preview: Canada

I apologize for my short hiatus, but I'm working very hard to get ready for the upcoming comic fairs in May this year. There's still a lot work to be done. One of which is a five page handpainted comic based on a poem my boyfriend wrote. I don't want to give away more than this first panel, because it planned to be revealed at an exhibition at the comic festival in Haarlem. I'm very exited :) Also I need to get some stuff printed and sorted out, so I'm afraid I won't have new updates for a while, except for maybe a few more previews for the upcoming events.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Some environment sketches from my sketchbook. I drew these mostly on the road in the train or bus to keep me occupied. Meanwhile I'm working on a 5 page painted comic based on a poem by Flip. There's also some swingin 'sketches coming your way next week. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, February 14, 2014


I'm absolutely no Valentine's Day fan, but since last year was pretty romantic I decided to make an exception just this once ;)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

't Pankoukschip

Usually I make both a Dutch and an English version of my comics of which the latter will be posted on this blog. Sadly, this time it's one of those stories that can't be translated, because it just wouldn't make much sense if I did. In short, my friend and I were dining at a pancake place (yes, pancakes are dinner where I come from :p) and she joked about how the waitress must've doubted our sexual orientation by the way she talked to us.

Thursday, December 26, 2013