Monday, December 29, 2008

Article on Forbidden Planet Blog!

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On the Forbidden Planet International Weblog their continental correspondent has written an article about my books and coming story Splinters under the heading Translation Please. Want to read more, then go to Forbidden Planet

Sunday, December 28, 2008


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As I blogged earlier, there are now 2 sets of postcards in the Erik de Graaf assortment. As a little celebration of this new release, we present a contest where you can win a set of these cards. All you have to do to win is make the little livingroom above as funny as possible with your own text, pictures and everything you want. Email your result to:
You can join the contest untill the 31th of january, as many times as you want.  If you win the contest, I'll let you know by email!

You can get some inspiration from these pictures from people who already did this!

Erik de Graaf postcards

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New in the Erik de Graaf assortment are 2 different sets of 6 postcards. One set contains 6 postcards with illustrations from the last 3 books, and the other set contains 6 different illustrations from the new book Splinters. If you are interested in the set(s) of postcards, please feel free to email me at: Email Me and I will answer you as soon as possible.
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Friday, December 26, 2008

In the picture

Last sunday, 21st of december some visitors of Lilys really liked to step into the picture. Here are some of the fantastic results!:
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Report opening on

Somebody of the famous Dutch comic-magazine Stripschrift visited the opening of my exposition on the 30th of november. He asked me some questions and made a few pictures. You can find his findings on

21 december: Step into a picture

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Especially for my exposition I have made some life-size objects related to my 'Muis-stories'. The idea was that, apart from the frames on the walls, it would be nice when there would be something three-dimensional in the gallery. So I created some furniture that you could find in peoples houses during my childhood, like a chair, a Tv, a floor lamp etc... and also a life-size Muis. The plan is that on sunday the 21st of december a visitor can be photographed 'in a comic-picture' with his or her head 'on Tv' or together with Muis. I have added text-balloons to both Muis and the TV on which the visitor can write his own text. Of course the visitor can get the picture for a sympathetic price. So if you want to be immortalized in a real comic-picture, come to Lilys, Weimarstraat 58, The Hague on the 21st of december. The gallery opens at 13.00 hrs.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The opening

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Although there fell snow and rain on sunday, quite a lot of people visited the opening of the exposition. Even before 16.00 hours some curious passers-by entered Lilys gallery to have a look at my drawings. Just after four o'clock Lily Priester opened the expo by telling the visitors that she always tried to find artists that really work from their heart and that she felt that was the case with me! After her words people took their time to wander around and absorp the drawings, while enjoying a drink.
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Not only did I sign quite a few books, but some of my drawings were already sold. And the expo had just begun! I got a lot of positive reactions on the works based on Scherven also and that strengthens somebody even more to go on creating such a long story.
The exposition will last until the 27th of december, so if you didn't have the opportunity yet, come and visit us! On sunday the 21th I will be at Lilys for a special event, about which I will place a post later.
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The making of...

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The weeks before the opening of my exposition I've been very busy with things like framing my drawings, designing the postcards and preparing all kind of other stuff. Luckily I got a lot of help. Especially from André (who I like to thank again), but also from Rolin, Chloë, Danny, Thijs, Jaap and George (thank you all!). We could start to arrange the exposition only on the evening before the opening on sunday, because there was an expo ending at the gallery that saturday. After a few hours of hard work everything was hung and cleaned. I had exactly enough drawings to fill the room: my youth memories on one side and the Scherven drawings on the other side. The serene atmosphere of the gallery and my drawings fitted perfectly together. All visitors could enter!
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