Author

Frenk Meeuwsen

Frenk Meeuwsen (b. 1965) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He is also a practitioner of martial arts and has a black belt in karate. His fascination with the philosophical thinking of the Far East took him to Japan in the mid-1990s, where he lived in the temple city of Kyoto. Meeuwsen has exhibited his art at home and abroad, and is now making his debut as a comics artist with Zen zonder meester.

Zen Without a Master

Zen Without a Master

(Sherpa / Mat Schifferstein, 2017, 280 pages)

For Frenk Meeuwsen, a drawing is like a Zen garden: wavy lines on snow-white paper. In those lines, he searches for the essence of Japan, for truth, and for himself. His book Zen Without a Master is visual philosophy.

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