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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 Floor de Goede. Hmm, so many comic books waiting to be translated… Hoorah!
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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 of graphic novels and, having worked together on translations of two [...]
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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 these projects, as it gave me a sneak preview of the titles that [...]
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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 talented young Flemish comic artists. There are plenty of powerful stories coming [...]
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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 interesting to see some classic favourite pieces from the [...]
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The Wrong Place – seen in all the right places!

One of my most interesting – and most sociable – jobs last year was translating Brecht Evens’ beautiful graphic novel Ergens waar je niet wil zijn, published by Drawn & Quarterly as The Wrong Place. Why sociable? Well, I was lucky enough to have the chance to work with two other translators, Michele Hutchison and [...]
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Comics in Haarlem

A fun – and very hot – day out in Haarlem at the Stripdagen, with all the very best of comics that the Low Countries have to offer. Comics and graphic novels everywhere you look, with lots of signings, interviews, exhibitions, impromptu sketching and the fabulous, specially designed festival beer from local brewery Jopen. Highlights included [...]
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