Stripdagen Haarlem 2010


The entire 24 Oranges team visited the Stripdagen Haarlem yesterday, a comics con that takes place only every other year.

The weather was wishy washy, leaning towards raining, but never leading to a cleansing and cooling downpour. Nevertheless, some of the sellers of second hand comics packed up early on Sunday due to the drizzle.

The indoors events largely took place at De Philharmonie where a large number of artists were busy autographing away. Famous artist Jean-Marc van Tol, whose mug (photo) can be seen on TV show De Wereld Draait Door daily, had set up shop outdoors on the terrace of Café Studio, where a camera over his head recorded his every drawing, which was then relayed to a largish screen over his head.

Gr’nn artist Naam (pun intended, but not by us) drew us a button of 24 Oranges (photo), and Belgian comic artist Dominique Goblet told Jeroen Mirck (photo) about how she transformed punishment by her mother into a philosophical event, and how when making photos she is always looking for a narrative, and therefore rarely takes just one picture.

The theme of this years event was Eastern European comics, and this reflected in the tongue-in-cheek ‘Soviet’ style of the Stripdagen’s visual branding. Students from Design Academy Eindhoven were invited to tackle the problem of signage, and did so by introducing checkpoints with ‘guards’ and ‘passports’ where visitors could ask for information.

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  1. […] Charles Burns is een icoon van de Amerikaanse auteursstrip, met Black Hole als misschien wel zijn meest indringende werk. “De angst van Amerikaanse adolescenten om er niet bij te horen, heeft natuurlijk iets autobiografisch. Ik ben geen ander mensen geworden doordat ik nu een enigszins bekende tekenaar ben. Toch verwachten mensen dat nog wel eens als ze mijn strips hebben gelezen, vol horror en geweld. Ze verwachten dan misschien wel een stoere vent met een leren jack aan en een hakenkruis getatoeëerd op zijn voorhoofd.” Lees ook het festivalverslag dat Michael Minneboo schreef voor Het Parool. Of bekijk het fotoverslag op 24 Oranges. […]

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