Two packages filled with great stuff by two very talended artists: Gerben Valkema and Maarten Gerritsen!
I just want to share some images from these books to give you a glimpse of their artwork. I hope you enjoy these samples and by all means, if you like what you see, make sure to get these publications for your own collection. :)
First off is a new Elsje book by Eric Hercules and Gerben.
Now in Hardcover!
As usual it's filled with dailies ...
Gerben also sent me this: A sketchbook featuring previously unpublished stuff and sketches for published pieces. I believe that only 50 for these were printed? I'd be surprised if there are any left. If you're interested you should act fast.
For more on Gerben and the stuff he do follow him on Twitter by clicking HERE. Or check out the Elsje website by clicking HERE.
From Maarten I got a collection of Bruno de Bever that is just beautifully drawn. Check out the samples below.
And the second album in the package from Maarten shows that he knows his way around with the brush. Nice to see how easy it seems to be for him to change style from funny animals to drawing humans.
Maarten has also done a few Tom and Jerry stories for Egmont. And I hope there will be more, as I feel his style works really well with these characters. Here's a sample page from a recent issue.
Want to see more by Dutch artists?
Here are a few links that will help you navigate the web for them:
Jorg de Vos
Michiel van de Vijver
Alex van Koten
Dutch Comics History
Dutch Comic Artists
And the list could go on, but it's back to the drawing board for me.
Gotta catch up with these guys...