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Taalklas Houten

Taalklas Houten

All happy faces this morning at the Taalklas in Houten, where refugee children learn dutch. With the oldest group, we went out for a real urban sketching workshop. The kids loved it – and so did the teachers and I. I said goodbye to three…

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Angoulême 2018

Angoulême 2018

Although I have been an enthusiastic comics reader from the moment I learnt to read, I had never visited Europe’s most important comics festival, the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême. This year I just had to go: one of my favourite comics…

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Fijne Feestdagen & Gelukkig Nieuwjaar – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Fijne Feestdagen & Gelukkig Nieuwjaar – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Warm sweaters – Warme truien

Warm sweaters – Warme truien

This morning, I went to the Taalklas in Houten (where refugee children learn dutch), to have a drawing workshop. The pictures above were taken in the youngest group. I started by reading/showing to them the picture book ‘De verrassing’ (The surprise) by Sylvia van Ommen…

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Sinterklaas in Culemborg (2)

Sinterklaas in Culemborg (2)

I made this poster for a Sinterklaas play on Saturday 2 december, in De Gelderlandfabriek in Culemborg. Ik maakte deze affiche voor de Sinterklaasvoorstelling ‘Wachten op Sinterklaas’. De voorstelling wordt volgende week zaterdag, 2 december, twee keer opgevoerd: om 13:30 en om 14:00. Kom allemaal…

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Sinterklaas in Culemborg

Sinterklaas in Culemborg

Tomorrow, 18 december, Sinterklaas (the dutch Santa) will arrive in Culemborg. I made this colouring page for the children of Culemborg. You can download it here. Morgen, 18 december, komt Sinterklaas aan in Cuelmborg. Ik maakte weer een kleurplaat voor de kinderen van Culemborg. Je…

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Glazen Huis Culemborg

Glazen Huis Culemborg

Every December, the dutch radio station 3FM organises a week of fundraising for the Red Cross, called ‘3FM Serious Request’. DJs present a six days non-stop radio show from a ‘Glazen Huis’ (‘Glass House’). This year my town Culemborg has its own ‘Glazen Huis’. I…

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Get the creeps! – Gruwelijk eng!

Get the creeps! – Gruwelijk eng!

Yesterday, I had a workshop in the Taalklas Houten, the school where refugee children learn the dutch language. The theme of this year’s Children’s Book Week is ‘Get the creeps!’, so I wanted to make scary masks with the children. Even if the teachers wanted…

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Growth – Groei

Growth – Groei

Yesterday, I visited the Taalklas Houten again – the school where refugee children learn dutch. Since april, I come there every month to have a drawing workshop with the children. I have seen impressive progress and growth with these kids. On the pictures you see…

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Monster fishes in Gorinchem – Monstervissen in Gorinchem

Monster fishes in Gorinchem – Monstervissen in Gorinchem

Last Tuesday, I went to the AZC (Refugee Center) in Gorinchem to draw with the children there, most of them from Syria, one from Afghanistan. Very popular among the children were the monster fishes, demonstrated on the pictures by Ahmed & Ahmed. I think some…

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No turn right

No turn right

This is my contribution to the comic ‘No right turn’. The comic (or graphic novel) is made by a group of enthusiastic Facebook friends. I received a small instruction what I had to show on my panel: the russian Tsarina and Rasputin sit in a…

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Taalklas Houten (4)

Taalklas Houten (4)

Today was my fifth visit (a second time with my drawing partner Ivy) to the Taalklas Houten, where refugee children learn the dutch language. I have been in the two groups I worked with today twice before, and the progress they are making is remarkable!…

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Taalklas Houten (3)

Taalklas Houten (3)

Young artists showing their art work: a sea filled with fishes, crabs, octopuses and a seal. These are the youngest children of the Taalklas Houten, refugee children from Syria and Eritrea, who learn the dutch language. Well done, boys & girls! Jonge kunsternaars met hun…

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Taalklas Houten (2)

Taalklas Houten (2)

This a portrait of me, drawn by Baraa from Syria, during a  drawing workshop at the Taalklas Houten. In the Taalklas, refugee children are taught the dutch language. Most of them come from Syria, others come from Eritrea. All of them are happy to draw….

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Slow Exploding Trees

Slow Exploding Trees

An infographic about an art project by Jos Bregman (click on the image to see a larger version). He wants to give a second life to trees, by turning them into objects and by tracking these objects on the internet. Jos opened a gallery for…

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Taalklas Houten

Taalklas Houten

This morning, I gave two drawing workshops in de Taalklas in Houten, a class where refugee children learn the dutch language. The children made tangram-figures, inspired by  ‘Tangramkat’, a picture book made by Maranke Rinck and Martijn van der Linden. The kids really enjoyed the…

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Workshop

Workshop

Last week, I teached ‘Making comics’ at the Kempenhorst College in Oirschot. As a warming-up, we started with life drawing, with decreasing pose times to force pupils to work faster. After that, we practised some character design basics: basic shapes, create an attractive line-up (duo’s)…

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Nasrdin Dchar

Nasrdin Dchar

Yesterday I went to the first try-out of Nasrdin Dchar’s play ‘DAD’. Nasrdin Dchar tells about his moroccan roots and what it means to live in an increasingly populist Netherlands. Big, weighty subjects like ancestry, identity, racism, fear and Muslim hate are treated in the…

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Cosey wins Grand Prix d’Angoulême

Cosey wins Grand Prix d’Angoulême

I love comics of all kind, but one of the artists I like the most is the Swiss Bernard Cosey. Since 2002, I maintain a fansite  about his work, ‘The World of Cosey‘. Yesterday he was awarded the ultimate prize for comics artists, the Grand…

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Tangle

Tangle

Yesterday, I had fun sketching a toy called ‘Tangle’. Whenever my girls grow tired of it, I will keep it on my desk. It made me think of rollercoasters. Gisteren had ik plezier in het schetsen van ‘Tangle’, een speelgoeddingetje. Zodra mijn dochters er niet…

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