Monday, April 29, 2013


suggestion for the cover of hopital brut # 9 (ca. 2007), or as an illustration within the pages. i'm not sure i actually sent the drawing. i've seen other suggestions for a cover for hb # 9 on the internet & in other anthologies of le dernier cri, so i wasn't the only one with that idea ;-). the drawing is based on the wormboy drawing i did back then. about 3 or 4 versions where made. this is wormboy without the worms. the colors are added in 2013. the brain abomination is from ca. 2007 and used as a silkscreened inside front and back cover for a belgian anthology, the last drawing is a thick-lined version of a thin-lined one i did some time ago.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


One old (from 2008) and one new drawing along the 'medieval garden' theme, coloured in PS.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Another old painting...

I painted this about ten years ago. I repainted on it few months ago.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


After Bosch. It's not clear why of how this character got that nasty stabwound in his belly, but he is in hell, so it must be for a good reason.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


"alles kapot moet" (1999), mail art (1999), drawing (ca. 2007), drawing (ca.1999).

LUBOK #11 is out

Proud to submit a few pages to this beauty: LUBOK #11. The whole book has been printed in Leipzig (Germany) as a set of linoleum cuts, which must be close to unique in the world. Featured artists include Christoph Ruckhäberle, Ewoud van Rijn and Koen Taselaar.

(This print was inspired by Laibach's Let It Be record sleeve)

More info here.

Monday, April 15, 2013


latest issue of belgian zine keen, themed "brain". cover by wataru kasahara. art by Acchiappa Shpirt, Erik Bolani, Sven Goyvaerts, Wataru Kasahara, Kapreles Artware, Lesupralittoralof Brownnoise, Nathalie DeCock, Olmo Uiutna, Kiyoharu Kuwayama, Karen Constance, Bruno Wouters, Erna Franssens, Ine 'Foo' Pieters, Dmitry Bystrov, Bert Lezy, Trixie Malixie, Maarten Tibos, Babs Van Kogelenberg, Kasper Dementen, David Starr and Fred Iisme. also contains a cd-r with music.


After a copy after Brueghel the Elder: the master painter at his easel.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Colfax cards

Canadian rock band Colfax offers the latest songs from their new album "721835"
together with a set of trading cards.

A second set of songs and cards will follow later this year.

Monday, April 08, 2013


a collaboration with chris crielaard from ca. 2001. he did the pencil drawing and the inking of the figure at the right, i did the rest. the second drawing was published in 2003 in HUSTLER as part of their "drawn to the dark side" contest.



here are some prints i did this month, on silkscreen
i only have one year of silkscreening by myself behind me, so here i mostly tried to learn more about it
it's done by hand, files on Gimp

First is mine

Second is the poster i did for Reijo Kärkkäinen exhibition here at the Garage L.. Reijo came with his family here to make a book, a show and work in our place (And also have holydays!). We do as we can to satisfy him, it's not easier as here everything goes slowly... but sunny!

[I told him about EBD & show him the blog, if you want you could invite him to join...]

Saturday, April 06, 2013

I'm Forced To Write Something... order not to be kicked out, at least that was the prerequisite for joining this blog. So, I'll tell you people out there, friends and associates, what's going on. I've completely stopped drawing anything at all, since summer. I've done other things, creative things, but then lots of time has been spent working my day-job. It's ok. Then, this spring I started taking a course in literature, and it's great. Reading the classics, naturally.

Just the other day I received an email from publisher Last Gasp in San Francisco, with a mention that I'm in a book called "Pop Psychedelic" that they distribute (or co-publish?). I didn't even remember what that was all about, it's been something like two or three years since I contributed a couple of images, and I don't even recall what they were. In any case, this must be a world-record of slowness on behalf of a publisher, even if I admit to being pretty slow myself before deadlines once in a while, but still.

Other than that, continuing -albeit with very little energy- the Shooting Star Gallery venture. Last spring we started out with a nice show here in Stockholm, then we all had better things to do, and less money.

I believe money is an issue here, with me and everyone else. No-one ever pays me anything for any of my images that are published, honestly. The New York Times are the only ones who ever did so, thank you NYT.
I will do some prints a.s.a.p. that are ordered from Shooting Star Gallery (you can, too!) and that will paradoxically give money. So, it seems that prints are in, but to be published in some random magazine is out. And for me, that means for ever, almost, unless you do make an excruciatingly awesome zine that is so cool that I just have to be in it.

Take care,

The belated anthology. Not sure who else is in it. Not sure what it is, at all. Likely a collection of images just sitting there, incoherently.


I'm taking part in the project/show "Image Duplicator" in London. It's basically a response to the  huge Roy Lichtenstein retrospective that is currently on display at the Tate Modern.
Here's the project outline:

WHERE: A show at the Orbital Gallery, Leicester Square, London
WHEN: May 16th-31st, - a week pre and post the end of the Tate's Lichtenstein show, with a possibility of extending it for another week after.
HIGH CONCEPT: Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein currently has a show on at the Tate. While the public is intimately familiar with his work, what they may be unaware of is how closely many of his images were "appropriated" from comic artists like Irv Novick, Russ Heath, Jack Kirby, John Romita and Joe Kubert, who received no fee or credit.
Is this an act of brilliant recontexturalisation? The elevation of commercial "low" art to "high" art? Art world snobbery? Artistic licence? Cultural annexation? Gallery shortsightedness? Or something else?
This show is a chance for real comic-book artists (and other "commercial artists" - illustrators, designers etc) to ask these kinds of questions and share their views, via their work.
THE PLAN:Every interested comic artist should "re-reappropriate" one of the comic images Lichtenstein used, and rework it, using some of their 'commercial art' drawing skills, to warp and twist it into something interesting and original, and in the process to comment on this type of appropriation.
The IMPORTANT thing to stress is that you'd be going back to the source material and re-reappropriating Coletta, Novick, Kirby et al - NOT copying Lichtenstein

Here's a great collection of comic panels which were copied by Lichtenstein.

Well, I chose to do a variation of the title page of "Run for Love",  from Secret Hearts No. 83, by Tony Abruzzo.  It was the model for Roy Lichtenstein's painting "Drowning Girl".

Here's the original page....

... and this is my take on it.

Thursday, April 04, 2013


more from the archive, a drawing from 2003. someone cleaned his archive! i forgot about this one. it's A3 size & difficult to xerox and scan without losing bits so i pasted some bits together. i used an old xerox & added the stuff from the original. not great, but it will do.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Queen of Flamingos seduces the Striped Poison Dart Frog

The Queen of Flamingos seduces the Striped Poison Dart Frog in the sky above the desert during the Solar Eclipse, 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013


this collaboration was done for a cover of "rotkop", a belgian monthly zine, xeroxed with a silkscreened or offset cover, that ran for less than a year. the "religion" issue was never printed due to serious incompetence of the editor (each issue had another editor) who obviously felt i was trespassing on his domain, which wasn't a first time since i collaborated with him on several occasions before. good artist, but a bit insecure. oh well ... this is a colored xerox to show where the colors had to be applied when being silkscreened. the next issue, i forgot the theme, was also never printed. the second drawing is based on a photo which i altered, obviously. the body is "borrowed" from adult model laura lion btw.


drawings from 2003. one has new lettering (the old one was done using tipp-ex & red ink, a bit too messy). the second is a collaboration with an outsider artist. the site is no longer online & i forgot his name.