17.12.09 | The Unknknown:The devil made flesh #3




December 16 The third issue of "The Unknown: The devil made flesh" came out. A preview can be found here and here. Still one issue to go. The hardback with the entire story will be out somewhere in the first half of 2010.



18.11.09 | The Unknown hardcover




Today the "The Unknown"-hardcover, containing the full first "The Unknown"-story, an introduction by writer Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Welcome to tranquility, The Simpsons, Killer princesses and more) and all the variant covers of the separate comics, came out. The HC is extremely well got-up and printed. For the wrap protecting the leather cover they have chosen the design artist Erik Jones painted earlier for the second comic-issue of the story.



07.11.09 | The Unknown: The devil made flash #2




Last Wednesday the second issue of "The devil made flesh" - the new story arc of "The Unknown", written by Mark Waid and drawn by myself - was released. Just like the first issue it had quite some pretty reviews:

Comicsbulletin.com
Comicswaitingroom.com
Craveonline.com
Fandomania
Comicbookresources.com
Newsrama.com



01.11.09 | Interview




Charles Webb did an entertaining interview interview with me for Comics Bulletin. His questions lead us from the character Clauda Brücken, wich started it all, to Catherine Allingham, the lead charachter of the American comic series "The Unknown", written by Mark Waid and drawn by me.



30.09.09 | New arc for the Unknown




In stores today: The first issue of the new "The Unknown"-arc. The titel for this story is "The devil made flesh" and again the story is told in four parts.



29.09.09 | Nicky Saxx and the mysterious falsifications




At the the Comic-convention in Houten, last weekend, I was confronted with old(?) numbered and signed hardcover Nicky saxx-collections, published by our former Dutch publisher Boumaar. The signatures where neither the one of writer Willem Ritstier or mine, the one of the artist. But it seems like the one who threw them on the marked wants to pass the signature for mine. We don't know who this person is yet but we do know fans who bought them paid quite a large amount for it, When signed by me, the signature should look like one of the three at the image below. The lower one is the one I used in my early days, later on I used the one at the top right and the more simple version with just my surname at the top left I use nowadays.



06.09.09 | Update The Unknown




The final chapter of the first arc of "the Unkown" came out a week ago. Same time I'm finishing the art of the first issue of the next arc, "the Unknown 2: the devil made flesh". Again, this arc will be a miniseries off 4 comics every month. Meantime there was a review of the first arc in its entirety on the Comics Waiting Room and a new interview with writer/creator Mark Waid on Broken Frontier.



18.07.09 | The Unknown #3




This week part 3 of the Unkown came out. Private eye Cat Allingham and her assistant Doyle end up in a rather weird place somewhere in Eastern-Europe.



And when you're able to read Dutch there is an interview online comicmagazine "Stripelmagazine" did with me and writer Willem Ritstier about the new westerncomic we do for Eppo-magazine.


24.06.09 | New art




Some new art has been added to the website. In the "European comics"-menu, section "Ronson inc." there are finally some pages to be seen. In the "US-comics"-menu there is an addition called "Just for fun" in which I'll show US-comics related material like art I have drawn just for fun or for commissions, stuff I did for submissions and pitches, and single covers I did for comics owned by other creators. Next to this there are some new pages in the "Unknown"-section, now the first mini-series nearly has been finished..


10.06.09 | The Unknown #2


The Unknown 2

Today the second issue of "The Unknown" came out. Follow the adventures of Cat Allingham and Matt Doyle, racing against the clock while Cat's life is at stake. A preview can be read here.


23.05.09 | The Unknown sold out!


Boom logo

BOOM!-studios has announced THE UNKNOWN #1 has sold out in only one week. BOOM! will be immediately sending THE UNKNOWN #1 back to the presses for a second print to meet demand.

More info here.


22.05.09 | Ronson Inc. in Eppo


Starting Wednesday, march 20th, The western-comic "Ronson inc.", written by Willem Ritstier and drawn by me will be pre-published in the relaunch of the legendary Dutch comic-magazine "Eppo" during the coming every two weeks. This week, two of the main characters of the comic will decorate the cover. Jorg de Vos painted the picture using a pencil done drawn by me.

Eppo cover

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Of course my colleague and cartoon-artist Mars Gremmen portrayed me partly inspired by the openings-page of this website. And inside Eppo-magazine there is an interview with me about the comic.

Eppo cover

15.05.09 | In stores!


Finally! Today the first issue of "The Unknown", written by Mark Waid and drawn by me and published by BOOM!-studios, came out.

Several reviews did appear on the world wide web. Five good ones, one of them in French:

http://comicsand.blogspot.com/2009/05/unknown-1-of-4-review.html

http://trashcookies.com/?p=401 (scroll down)

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/05/12/a-couple-of-boom-comics-that-are-arriving-tomorrow/#more-23443

http://fandomania.com/comic-review-the-unknown-1/

http://www.comicbox.com/index.php/news/avant-premiere-vo-review-the-unknow-1/#more-15811 (My thanks to Ingrid and Erik from the comicshop "b-gevaar" in Brussels for the translation.)

and two good reviews concerning my art:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=997

http://comicbookjesus.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/the-unknown-1-review/

Meantime I'm working on the third issue. Shown here the are three final cover-variants. It's not totally clear what happened to my cover-variant. Maybe it will be in the trade or something.

The Unknown #1 Covers

For now it feels great. I only hope my comps will be here soon, takes nearly a @$%^!!!-week to get them from LA to my side of the world.


06.09.09 | Update The Unknown




Onlangs is het laatste deel (deel 4) van het eerste "the Unknown"-verhaal uitgekomen. Ondertussen ben ik al druk bezig met het vervolg, "the Unknown 2 : the devil made flesh". Weer een verhaal van 88 pagina's dat in eerst vier losse deeltjes uitkomt. Ondertussen verscheen er een bespreking van het volledige eerste deel op the Comics Waiting Room en een nieuw interview met schrijver Mark Waid over the Unknown op Broken Frontier.



18.07.09 | The Unknown #3




Deze week verscheen deel 3 van The Unknown. Detective Cat Allingham en assistent Doyle belanden op een wel zeer vreemde locatie ergens in Oost-Europa.



Daarnaast besteedt Stripelmagazine d.m.v. een interview aandacht aan Ronson inc.


24.06.09 | Nieuwe tekeningen




Er is het nodige aan de website toegevoegd. Bij "europese strips" zijn in de sectie "Ronson inc." nu een aantal pagina's uit deze strip te zien. Bij "US-comics" zijn er twee toevoegingen: Ten eerste een sectie "Just for Fun" waarin ik in het vervolg comic-materiaal laat zien dat niet rechtstreeks alleen voor een comic-serie of one-shot is gemaakt. Dingen die ik puur voor de lol heb getekend of in opdracht voor fans heb gedaan. Materiaal dat is getekend voor Submissions en Pitches of eenmalige covers voor series van anderen. Ten tweede zijn er, nu de eerste miniserie van "the Unknown" bijna af is, een aantal nieuwe pagina's aan The Unkown-sectie toegevoegd.


10.06.09 | The Unknown #2


The Unknown 2

Vandaag is het tweede deel van The Unknown uitgekomen. Het avontuur van detective Cat Allingham en haar hulpje Doyle gaat verder in een race tegen de klok met als inzet haar eigen leven. Een preview is hier te lezen.


23.05.09 | The Unknown uitverkocht


Boom logo

BOOM!-studio's heeft meegedeeld dat THE UNKNOWN deel 1 in één week volledig is uitverkocht en dat er zo snel mogelijk een tweede druk komt om aan de vraag te kunnen voldoen.

Meer info hier.


22.05.09 | Ronson Inc. in Eppo


Vanaf woensdag 20 mei zal de westernstrip "Ronson inc.", geschreven door Willem Ritstier en getekend door mij, voorgepubliceerd worden in stripblad Eppo. Voor deze gelegenheid sieren twee hoofdpersonen uit de strip de cover van Eppo #9. Jorg de Vos schilderde de plaat op een schets van mij.

Eppo cover

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Uiteraard vereeuwigde mijn collega en cartoonist Mars Gremmen mij op zijn geheel eigen wijze, gedeeltelijk geïnspireerd door de openingspagina van deze website. En binnenin de Eppo is een interview met mij over Ronson inc. te lezen.

Eppo cover

15.05.09 | Uitgekomen!


Afgelopen woensdag (13 mei) kwam hij dus officieel uit. Volume one van "The Unknown".

Ondertussen zijn er al een aantal reviews verschenen. Vijf goede besprekingen waarvan één in het Frans:

http://comicsand.blogspot.com/2009/05/unknown-1-of-4-review.html

http://trashcookies.com/?p=401 (scroll down)

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/05/12/a-couple-of-boom-comics-that-are-arriving-tomorrow/#more-23443

http://fandomania.com/comic-review-the-unknown-1/

http://www.comicbox.com/index.php/news/avant-premiere-vo-review-the-unknow-1/#more-15811 (met dank aan Ingrid en Erik van "b-gevaar" in Brussel voor de vertaling.)

...en twee goede reviews met betrekking tot het tekenwerk:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=997

http://comicbookjesus.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/the-unknown-1-review/

Ondertussen werk ik aan deel 3.

Hierbij de drie verschillende covers. Nog steeds is niet helemaal duidelijk waar mijn C-cover is gebleven maar zonder enige twijfel zullen we die in of op de trade terugzien.

The Unknown #1 Covers

Momenteel voelt het geweldig alleen hoop ik wel dat ik binnenkort mijn presentie-exemplaren krijg. 't Kost @$##%^%&!!! bijna een week om die vanuit LA bij mij af te leveren.


27.04.09 | The Unknown's unknown


The Unknown a

Vaneta Rogers did an interview with me on Newsarama.

And the cover Paul Pope made for The Unknown #1 did get a new color.

The Unknown b

22.04.09 | Speed up


At the moment it's difficult to post up the site. Deadlines determine the rules. The deadlines for BOOM! studios and Eppo-magazine. Have to speed up, just like the leading characters from "the Unknown". Issue 1 will soon be released (May) and at the moment I'm doing the last pages for issue 2.

The Unknown - Speed

Soon, the pre-publication of the Western-comic "Ronson inc." will follow. To be exactly, the 20th of May, Eppo-magazine issue 9. For the same issue I did a totally unexpected collaboration with Jorg de Vos, painter of Don Lawrence's Storm. No, it's not Storm... here is a small fragment of the sketch I did and which will be painted by the skilled hands of Jorg:

Eppo 9 sketch


02.04.09 | 15 Minutes with Mark Waid


15 Minutes

In a 15 minutes long interview Mark Waid discusses 'The Unknown'.


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15.03.09 | The Unknown


The Unknown - First page

Finally readers can have a first look at pages from "The unknown" #1. three pages has been released in an interview There will be a 5 page preview in the back of Irredeemable, the new superhero by Mark waid that will be out soon.


25.02.09 | Cover The Unknown


Cover The Unknown

BOOM! studios has released its solicitations for may on Comicscontinuum. Amongst them at the top the first volume of the mini-series written by Mark Waid and art by me: "The Unknown". Shown are the regular covers by Paul Pope (a-cover) and Eric Jones (b-cover). The cover (c-cover) I did is a limited variant. Eric Jones shows the productionprocess of his cover here and here. The production-stages of mine can be seen here.


18.02.09 | Comic Publicity Award


Ronson Inc.

Writer Willem Ritstier and I are nominated for the Comic Publicity Award. The Award will be presented during the Breda Comicon on Februari 28th and March 1st. More about the convention, the award and the other nominees on their site. Voting for one of the nominees can be done by sending an e-mail to: reservering@stripbeursbreda.nl

Click the image for the other nominees.


11.02.09 | Draw & Shoot


Sunday, the first of february I finally found the time to roll my bike outside. It was freezing like hell and it just started to snow and my teeth chattered with cold. Why was I sitting there? The congenial Karin Ceulemans and Jan Magito came by to do a photo-shoot and of course they wanted me on my red motorbike everybody sees me riding when I visit comic-conventions.

Draw And Shoot 1

Jan en Karin are better known as "Jakari Productions" from Belgium. They produce photo-books about and with comic-artists titled "Draw & Shoot!". Their first book was about Belgian Comic-artists, their second will be about the artists from the Netherlands. More about this project can be seen on their website including a part of this shoot. As well the busy picture-clicking Karin, who forgot to put on her gloves, as the shivering Minck survived. Despite the cold it was a pleasant afternoon.

Draw And Shoot 2


06.02.09 | The Unknown


It's official. Announced by Mark Waid during the first day of the New York Comic Con: One of his new projects is a mini-series called "the Unknown" and it will be drawn by me. It will be published by BOOM!-studios. There is an article about it on Comic Book Recources and there is a smaller one on Newsarama.

More later. For now a picture of the master himself...

Mark Waid


27.01.09 | Ronson inc.


Ronson Inc.

The legendary Dutch comic-magazine Eppo, originally published in the 70's and 80's of the 20th century, will have its rebirth on the 28th of January 2009. A comic drawn by me will also be published in this magazine. A western this time, which will be something completely new to me. The titel is "Ronson inc.". Again, the writing will be done by Willem Ritstier. "Ronson inc." is scheduled for the end of May.

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23.01.09 | Nicky Saxx again, just for a moment


Nicky Saxx

This fight below sealevel will be the cover for the last Nicky Saxx-book. Tittle of the comic is "watervrees' which means "hydrophobia". The book will be in oblong format and will only be on sale during the two days of the Comic-convention in the city of Breda, the Netherlands, during the weekend of the 28th of februari an the 1st of march. At the end of the second day, the remaining stock will be destroyed in public. After this the last Nicky Saxx-story will never be published in book-form again.

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02.01.09 | Breathtaking 2


Breathtaking Inkt

This is the final version of the "breathtking-Vixen" in ink.

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