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

Friday, December 20, 2013

Day 1

It's been a while since I posted, or even made a comic, so here is one! Over the past few months I've been thinking about turning some everyday adventures into comics, but I never got around actually doing it. Now I won't be making a daily series (this happened in May...), but I see them more as little things to do in between other projects and whatnot. And it's a nice way to stay active as an artist. Stylewise these may vary, depending on what materials I feel like using, but this works pretty fast.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NFF: the illustrations

Last week my boyfriend Flip and I were at the Noordelijk Film Festival for five days to watch and review some of the films. He would write about how we experienced them and I'd make an illustration depicting one or more of the films. You can read and watch them here:

My illustration for Nordic Shorts and La Grande Bellezza

Sadly, only three of them were published for reasons unknown and we both have mixed feelings about the whole experience. The movies we watched were awesome and it was a great privilege to be able to see every film we wanted, but the extremely noisy audience ruined a lot of the fun for us. Especially the last screening was an absolute nightmare. I can't believe how many people just can't keep their mouth shut during a movie and even scold us when we ask them to stay quiet.
My faith in humanity has taken another blow...

To end on a positive note: on the last day we were photographed during our daily activities at the festival. Lots of walking back and forth, short breaks and junk food. The organization and volunteers get a thumbs up from us both and, despite a few downfalls, we also had a good time together.
Photos by Afke Manshanden