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The ultimate Scoutmaster

Comic book convention De Stripdagen Houten, 1:00 pm
My friend and comic book artist Hallie Lama is posing in a scouting uniform. Yesterday at the comic book convention De Stripdagen, he presented his cartoons about scouting. 100 years of scouting was the main theme of the convention this year. In Holland they really know how to make conventions hip by choosing great themes that appeal to the youthful comic book readers. (Yeah, I am being ironic.) It’s great that Hallie say the humour in it.

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Wim T. Schippers & Theo van den Boogaard

Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam 8:00 pm
Friday night, authors Wim T. Schippers and Theo van den Boogaard presented the new omnibus of Sjef van Oekel strips, titled: ‘Ik word niet goed.’ Cartoonist Peter van Straaten held a speech and the duo sang a couple of songs. Later on they signed the books. A lot of writers and actors were present yesterday. A while ago I interviewed Van den Boogaard about the book.

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Last week’s meet & greets

Last week posts about my short trip to Delft have occupied this blog. So since none of last week’s photographs could be published, I’ll make a special post with the pics I took while meeting with some of my friends.

Natasja van Loon, Stanislavski, 7:00 pm
She’s a writer and pr-specialist who loves comic books.

Nicoline Hermans, Le Pain Quotidien, 12:45 pm
She is a very good psychologist/HR consultant who wrote blogposts for me while I ran an website for Intermediair back in the day. She actually still writes them.

Paul Bodoni, Comic shop Lambiek, 7:00 pm
Bodoni and I met for the first time, actually at the comic shop Lambiek, where there’s a get-together every Friday afternoon. Bodoni is a comic book artist who currently lives in Sweden.

Jeroen Mirck, Stanislavski, 12:30 pm
Jeroen is a journalist, a blogger and a local politician (but still a nice guy actually). Today he started a new job at Deloitte Innovation. Recently he has grown a beard. Just so you know.

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Pulpman @ Athenaeum nieuwscentrum

Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Spui 7:15 pm
This week the display window of the Athenaum newscenter at the Spui is dressed up with artwork by Fred de Heij. He is a Dutch comic book artist and painter who’s one of the driving forces behind the magazine Pulpman. In the next issue of this magazine, number 8, there’s going to be a short comic story drawn by De Heij en written by yours truly. 

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Merel Barends

Stanislavski, Leidseplein, 1:00 pm
Having a coffee and an interesting conversation with Merel Barends, a promising youg comic book artist currently working on her first big graphic novel.

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Minck Oosterveer

Scheffersplein 1, Dordrecht 1:40 pm
Comic book artist Minck Oosterveer is signing books outside Stripwinkel Sjors, after I interviewed him in the house above the store. Minck and I discussed his comic Ronson Inc and his work on The Unknown, which is written by Mark Waid. The article will be published in Eppo in a couple of weeks.

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Toby Morris

Toby Morris’ garden, 1:15 pm
Interviewing artist Toby Morris in his backyard for Het Parool. Toby drew a picture every day for a year and published them on his blog. Observations about Amsterdam mixed with slices of life. Later on he published them in a book called Alledaags. Actually, this book inspired me to start my photoblog. Next Saturday our conversation will be printed in the Dutch newspaper Het Parool.