A New Year!

What a year it’s been – what a year to come… Here’s how Minnie and her girlfriend Mia feel about it:

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And here’s the New Year’s card Yiri and I sent out:

2019

On the left we listed main events of 2018: the death of our beloved cat Toto, my tattoo, a theater play, illustrations for a new book with Karel Eykman, lots of activities as Comic Artist Laureate, especially the publication of a guide for adding graphic novels to the Dutch Literature reading list in schools – and of course our new cats, Ronja and Loesje.

In 2019 we look forward to our tenth wedding anniversary, publication at NBM of the book on Love and lots of new, unknown things.

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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…

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Many best wishes to everyone this Christmas and let’s hope for a New Year with many new chances and opportunities for good. The past year was discomforting in many ways – it even affected my┬ácomic character Minnie, who’s usually pretty carefree…

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Here’s the New Year’s card Yiri and I have sent out this year – it’s based on a New Year’s card from 1917, exactly 100 years ago! It references voting because that’s what we’re going to do in The Netherlands in a few months.

2017

Happy New Year!

Here’s the New Year’s card Yiri and I made:

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Yes, it’s a direct tribute to this famous Calvin & Hobbes strip by Bill Watterson:

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What are we dancing about in the New Year? Well, for the pending publication of Religion: a Discovery in Comics, for starters. It will be out at NBM in Fall, and this is the cover:

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