Dutch History part 6

November 27, 2014 by  
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This weekend Holland commemorates the 201st anniversary of the landing of William, the first King of our monarchy. Each year, this landing is re-enacted on the beach of Scheveningen – William arrives by boat from England, whence he was summoned to rule the newly “liberated” Netherlands (although some of the French occupants were still in the […]

Dutch History part 5

October 24, 2014 by  
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And we continue the history of Holland – specifically, the life of William I, the first King, who found himself pretty down and out under Napoleon’s rule, until…   This comic is part of a travelling exhibition, initiated by Museum Meermanno. The exhibition consists of ten panels, telling the history of William I in comics […]

Dutch History part 4

September 7, 2014 by  
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Here’s the continuation of a bit of Dutch history in comics – the story of Holland’s first King, William I. This was probably his lowest point: exiled from The Netherlands, having to negotiate with Napoleon and England for a bit of compensation of his losses… This panel and nine others are still on tour throughout The Netherlands. […]

Dutch History part 3

July 18, 2014 by  
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School’s out, but I’m continuing my history lessons to you folks: here’s the next scene in the thrilling life of William I, Holland’s first king. In a previous post, we saw him fleeing to England; now we take a look at his military career: This panel and nine others are still on tour throughout The […]

Dutch History part 2

June 5, 2014 by  
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In my earlier blog about the life of Dutch King William I I showed my comic about his youth – now we skip to his adolescence. He had pretty rough teenage years, with war looming all around and a very indecisive and incompetent father who eventually fled the country. Here’s the comic I did about that memorable […]

Dutch History part 1

May 11, 2014 by  
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This year and the next, The Netherlands celebrate their 200th anniversary as a Kingdom. Museum Meermanno asked me to make ten panels about the life of William I, first King of The Netherlands, responsible for the (first) constitution. Last week, these panels were officially revealed in the Public Library in The Hague, and after 2nd […]