Remarkable Women: Jo Ader-Appels

It’s International Women’s Day, and here’s a comic I made a few years ago for an exhibition about Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader – I chose to highlight the story of his mother, Jo Ader-Appels, who showed remarkable strength through many hardships, including the murder of her husband and the disappearance of her son.

(click on the comic to read the big version)

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(click on the comic to read the big version)

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Author: Margreet de Heer

Dutch graphic novelist, known for her educational series 'A Discovery in Comics', featuring 'Philosophy', 'Science' and 'Religion'. In the works: 'World Domination' and 'Love'. Margreet lives and works in Amsterdam with her artistic husband Yiri and two cats. In 2017, Margreet was voted Comic Artist Laureate of The Netherlands, an ambassadorship of Dutch comics which she holds for the period of three years.

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