Thursday, October 30, 2014

Highly Toxic Mutant Collaboration

Just recently created this pretty little chap along with Mark Landauer - you can see more of Mark's work here

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The streets of 's-Hertogenbosch, 1482

A panel from chapter two of my Jheronimus book. The protagonist in search for source material for The Garden of Earthly Delights. One might think of medieval towns as riddled with just narrow alleys, but this is not the case in 's-Hertogenbosch, judging from how the main streets have not changed according to old city maps. (There were more canals than there are now, however)
My confidence about the colouring grows. Steady as she goes...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


gosh it was forever ago Zeke asked if I wanted to join this blog, and it's really about time I said hello with a few of my drawings. I don't know where to start so I just grabbed whatever came to hand. If this is of any interest to you, maybe you would like to have a look at my tumblr which I'm trying to develop a habit with at the mo.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The jolly pyromaniac

An oldie from the days I was doing my Thank god it's Ugly anthology. The face was drawn by my pal Matthias Giesen. I did the rest after it had been sitting in a drawer for over a decade.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

They hang pigs, don't they? pt 2

... In fact, it's a beautiful day for a hanging!

Continuing colouring my graphic novel on Hieronimus Bosch. I'm in chapter two now. Crowds are an important element and pretty difficult. I don't want them to end up as one brownish slush, but not too brightly coloured either. The bright blue sky I'm also still a bit doubtful about, despite my sardonic opening line. It does not quite fit the colour range I had chosen.

It would be tempting to pick colours from Bosch's paintings directly, but that is a bit weak IMO. And they are quite diverse anyway. The Garden of Earthly Delights is quite fresh-looking -in contrast to the semi-grisaille of The Wayfarer, for instance.

The exectutioner is a detail not to be missed. No black hood or studbelts - that is something out of modern day cartoons. In old images, you won't find any in that stereotypical garb. They were obliged to wear special clothing connected to their dishonourable profession, but this would be local. I could not find out what was the costum in s-Hertogenbosch around 1500, so I picked something yellow-ish. Yellow being the least favoured colour and connected to Judas and the Jews, of course.

Monday, October 06, 2014

new linocut

I recently visited my friend Marc Brunier-Mestas who gave me some good lino, so I'm cutting now everyday... sometimes it's like you're not inspired but at the end it's only a matter of missing good material!