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Hoorah for comics!

Had another great day at the Stripdagen comics festival in Haarlem yesterday with Michele Hutchison, my fellow comic-book translator and partner in crime. A couple of the highlights were Guido van Driel’s exhibition and getting books signed by Ype Driessen and...

Angoulême – there and back again!

I’ve just spent a fine few days in Angoulême at the Festival international de la bande dessinée, the largest comics festival in Europe. My fellow translator Michele Hutchison and I decided that a visit to Angoulême was well overdue, as we’re both big fans...

Comics from the Low Countries

The Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Flemish Literature Fund have put together two fantastic publications this year to showcase the best of comic writers and artists from the Low Countries. I’m very pleased to have been involved with the translation of...

New Year. New Comics…

The international comics festival in Angoulême will be taking place again in Jan-Feb 2013 and comics and graphic novels from Flanders and the Netherlands will be well represented. Graphic novelist Brecht Evens is curating La Boîte à Gand, an exhibition of work by...

Museums and Mini-Doughnuts

It’s been a busy week for happenings at museums in Amsterdam. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview of Temporary Stedelijk 2 at the newly reopened Stedelijk Museum, along with a few hundred other people who work with and for the museum. Very...