Sunday, January 14, 2018

Pola





Last few months i have been working on a sequel to The 9th Island. Pola, the plucky granddaughter of the protagonists of that book, has grown up and goes into the world, looking for love. Things don't go as planned. In fact, the story has as many weird twists and turns as i could think of. For instance, she will discover the mainland, where the clock has been put back to the year 1913.

For a long time, i have been thinking of doing a story that takes place in that world - men with curly mustaches and bowler hats - but was hesitant to do so, as Jacques Tardi has put so much of his mark on that era that anything you'd do, looks like a knock-off. I guess i am no longer affraid.

Also, Pola's adventure will serve as a sequel to my adaptation of Dante's Inferno.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Monday, January 01, 2018

Family Viewing


Yet an other oldie, redone in duotone for riso print. It's interesting what happens with the adding and erasing of colour this way. The title probably refers for the film by Atom Egoyan of the same name (1987), but it is a bit long ago. Originally used for my self-produced anthology Thank god it's Ugly, issue 3, when i was really into experimenting with warped moire effects.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

EMOJIZONE

collage with emojis and some of my own art.

The Manipulator on Majesty

longtime running idea finally happened, "true" illumination on parchment made with classical pigments and materials. More or less A4 sized.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cabbage Heads Bingo


Cabbage Heads Bingo. Ink on paper, 48 x 65 cm. Gwen and I were at it again. Last drawing for this year.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

A forgery



A fake cover in honour of one of my main influences in the 1980s. You won't know it if you are not a Dutch comics nerd, so i included the original with and without its striking plastic sleeve.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Fountain


'Fountain of Devolution' (65 x 48 cm), the latest collaboration between Gwen Stok and me. The fountain of youth by Lucas Cranach the Elder was the basis for this composition.