Mijn persoonlijk verslagje van de eerste dag van Dutch Comic Con in maart die samen met de Stripdagen in de Jaarbeurs in Utrecht plaatsvond.
Het stripmuseum Groningen is weliswaar dicht, maar gelukkig heb ik in de laatste periode nog wat opnames kunnen maken. Zoals deze van de expositie Van penseel naar kwast: Schilderkunst van striptekenaars.
Deze vlog is dus een registratie van een deel van de schilderijen die er toen te zien waren.
In New Avengers: Siege there is an interesting sequence drawn by Daniel Acuña in which Spider-Woman and Spider-Man are slugging it out.
Of course there is a reason why Jessica Drew aka Spider-Man is pounding our favorite webhead. In this video I take a closer look at the sequence and show you some of the wonderful artwork Daniel Acuña has made.
By the way Acuña is one of the special guests at the Dutch Comic Con that takes place in Utrecht on March 23rd and 24th.
Check out their site for more information.
In the early days of 2018, just a year ago, I came across one of Casey Neistat’s videos on YouTube. At the moment I didn’t realize I had seen some of his work before, particularly a video about not being able to use the bike lane in New York, which was very funny and to the point. Now I saw him snowboarding through New York and I wondered: “Who is this guy?”
Casey seemed to be a daily vlogger, one of the people who revolutionized YouTube. I started to check out his channel on a regular basis, and watched a lot of his past episodes. Following someone like Casey, who for a long period of time made a video per day, became addictive. But it was an inspirational addiction.
In his well-crafted, well-structured and tightly edited videos Casey seemed authentic, funny and positive. I also loved the fact that often New York City was a character in his stories. Casey inspired me to make my own videos. So, I started making those since May last year.
I make vlogs about stuff that fascinates me, particularly comic books and other forms of popular culture. To be honest, I’m still figuring out what works for me and ‘my audience’. I’m still looking for my voice and style. But it has been fun so far.
I started doing vlogs in Dutch, because that is my native language. Later, I stared Amsterdam Comic Geek: a second channel to post English vlogs on. So far that channel hasn’t been a success and I am still struggling with the language. It’s easier for me to make a video in Dutch, instead of having to find the right words to express what I want to convey. It’s a work in progress.
Today I discovered a video made by Alex Gasaway. Another YouTuber named Cody Wanner pointed her video out to me. Gasaway explains what Casey’s work means to her and how he inspired her to pursuit her own creations. She also goes to New York to check out locations that feature in Casey’s vlogs. I recognized that: I went to New York to check out locations from Spider-Man-comics for my book about my favorite character. I thought Gasaway’s video was very inspirational and heart warming, so here it is:
Er kwam weer een lading post binnen met nieuwe stripboeken. Die neem ik aandachtig en rustig door in deze nieuwe postvlog.
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Owly is a kind-hearted little owl who’s always searching for new friends and adventure. Relying on a mixture of symbols and expressions, these animated and heartwarming tales are a perfect read for all ages.
The comic Owly is made by Andy Runton and published by Top Shelf.
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In Avengers #183 David Michelinie adresses affirmative action.
I thought it was an interesting scène to share with you. What are your thoughs on this topic?
Zoals beloofd hier het tweede deel van mijn Q&A. Ging de eerste vlog vooral over Spider-Man en mijn boek Mijn vriend Spider-Man, in deze Q&A behandel ik meer persoonlijke vragen over mijn werk, over strips en superhelden.
Tuesday March 12th I went to Henk’s Comic and Manga Store in Downtown Amsterdam to check out a particular issue of the True Believers series. However, that one was sold out, so I came home with a couple of other True Believers issues.
Toen ik vorige week een Q&A aankondigde had ik niet verwacht zo veel vragen binnen te krijgen. Erg tof natuurlijk. In deze Q&A-vlog behandel ik alle vragen die naar aanleiding van mijn boek Mijn vriend Spider-Man binnenkwamen.
De volgende vlog neem ik de andere vragen door.