vrijdag 28 januari 2011

Otto

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$1,99

46 page wordless comic by the Flemish artist Frodo De Decker

Frodo De Decker was born on November 10, 1981 in Antwerp. While he attended school as a young boy he spent most of his time scribbling in books. So after high school he went to Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design in Brussels to study graphic design, but after two years he dropped out to focus on being a strip cartoonist. In this period he participated successfully in several competitions for strip cartoonists.
Nevertheless a real breakthrough of his work did not follow so Frodo decided to concentrate on another passion of his, the guitar.
He attended the Jazz Studio in Antwerp where he completed his studies easily and with great success. Meanwhile he has been giving classes in a lot of music academies for kids and adults. After years of non-activity as a strip cartoonist, he recently started drawing again, stimulated by his environment. the result of this revived passion is 'Otto'.

Tainted

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free

64-Page wordless Graphic Novel “Tainted” collects short comics about men and women, and their emotions. Everything without a single word, only with emotions. The colors, the characters may look sweet on the first sight, but behind that, there is a sad truth about love. The truth about loneliness, breaking up, separation and incapability of being together. These short stories are the metaphor of love, the pure extract of the most famous, but also most painful emotion. Unfortunately love is sometimes tainted. And that is the main theme of this little comic book.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Bartosz Sztybor: Journalist, film and comic critic, but first and foremost writer of both comic books and movie scripts. His articles were published in many polish newspapers, and his short comics appeared in the press, zines and numerous anthologies. Won multiple awards at comic festivals (including awards in Poland, Italy, Serbia, Republic of Macedonia and Netherlands). He is the writer of two graphic novels: “Szanowny” and “Tainted”.

Piotr Nowacki: Born in 1979 in Działdowo, now lives in Warsaw. He published his works in almost every comic magazine in Poland. He is also the head editor of Karton – the most popular polish comic magazine. He's the author of several comic books: two parts of “Kwaziu”, “Mutująca Teczka” and of course “Tainted”. But what's most important (for Piotr of course), he is a happy husband and a happy father.