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Hanco Kolk

Hanco Kolk (b. 1957) has created a diverse body of work, achieving success in both mainstream comics and the graphic novel. His first comic strips appeared in underground magazines in the 1970s. He worked with Peter de Wit to produce the popular strip Gilles de Geus (published in English as Bryant the Brigand), a historical series about a privateer during the Dutch Revolt, which is packed with anachronisms in the style of Asterix. The two men went on to create the photo comic Mannetje & Mannetje (published in English as Jones and Jones), and since 2001 Kolk and De Wit have worked together on the popular S1ngle comic strip, which is published in daily newspaper Het Parool and elsewhere. Kolk teaches Comic Design and is co-chair of the association of Dutch comic-book creators.

Awards

  • Stripschap Prize for his oeuvre (1996)

Meccano

Meccano

De eenzame planeet

(De Harmonie, 2009, 159 pagina's)

Hanco Kolk achieved his first successes with humorous comic strips, such as Gilles de Geus and Inspecteur Netjes. In the early 1990s, he decided to add a new dimension to his body of work that would offer opportunities for stylistic experimentation, social criticism and satire.

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Van Istanbul naar Bagdad

Van Istanbul naar Bagdad

(Podium, 2010, 124 pagina's)

In 2010 author Arnon Grunberg travelled by car through the Middle East and wrote a series of articles for NRC. On the basis of these reports, photographs and Grunberg’s blog pieces, Kolk created the graphic novel Van Istanbul naar Bagdad, a road movie in pen and paper.

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