The Story of Our Love

This week, Yiri and I celebrate nine years of marriage and ten years of being together! The funny thing is, I remember saying on our second day or so: “I’m sure that in ten years we’ll still be together, and basically still feeling for each other what we’re feeling now.” And I was right.

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These pages are from our graphic novel about Love, which came out in The Netherlands last year, and may be appearing in the US later this year…

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Happy New Year!

2018

A good new year to all!

This year’s card features a background by famous Dutch illustrator Anton Pieck – it’s a view of the Schreierstoren in Amsterdam. There’s no skating on the canals at the moment, but hey, we can dream…

Breaking the 10 review

Breaking the 10 volume 2 is available now in Diamond Dec Preview catalog.

And here is their mention of volume 1, which is listed again this month:

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Get volume 1 and 2 in Decembers Previews catalog, page 377,

Code for volume 2: DEC17 1696

With Volume 1 of the book re-listed, code: DEC171697

NBM’s page for the book HERE

And more pages from the book can be seen on my website HERE

Breaking the 10 – is cool!

Our Breaking the 10 volume 2 has a ‘Certified Cool’ stamp of recommendation from Diamond Distributors.

Alright!

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Get it in Decembers Previews catalog, page 377, Code: DEC17 1696

With Volume 1 of the book re-listed, code: DEC171697

NBM’s page for the book HERE

And more pages from the book can be seen on my website HERE

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Breaking the 10 vol 2 nice mention

Nice of Down the Tubes website to do a page on our BREAKING THE 1O book:

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Click on the above image to go to the web site.

Order it from Previews December Customer Order Form, page 27 (or p377 in the full catalogue), under the publishers name ‘NBM'(and with a cute ‘Certified Cool’ stamp of recommendation). Diamond Code: DEC17 1696

With Volume 1 of the book re-listed, code: DEC171697

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NBM’s page for the book HERE

 

Workshop

I rarely give workshops for kids anymore, but when I was invited by my local primary school for an interview with the editors of the school magazine, I thought it would be a good idea to make the event into a mini-workshop. And it worked out great!

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There were six kids and they were all so enthusiastic and creative! One of them even had made me a special drawing, with me in it!

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I had not really planned anything solid, but as soon as I drew some examples of how you can set up your own comic character, they were off…

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If there’s anything I like to get across about drawing comics, it’s to have FUN with it. Fun always translates. The rest is just handy tips & tricks about using thick markers so your lines are solid, adding black to make it look instantly professional, and putting jokes in.

In the meantime, they asked me questions for the school paper interview. They ranged from “Do you have hobbies beside comics?” (Yes: writing) to “Is that your real hair color?” (No).

At the end, I offered to make them all a drawing per their request – and the result reads almost like a comic:

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Lots of thanks to the Rosa Boekdrukkerschool in Amsterdam and Mechteld Jansen, who helps out with the school paper and invited me to do this. It was great fun!