De Stripdagen Hall
From March 2018 the Dutch Comic Con visitors who are fan of comics have a more comic experience at the show. Next to the Dealer hall, Experience hall, Entertainment hall and Gaming hall, an extra hall will be added where De Stripdagen will take place.
De Stripdagen take place each year since 1980. It is the Dutch National festival focused on comics. Next to the promotional fair, a extensive stage program with a range of presentations, theater, music, panels, auctions will take place. In addition the Stripschapprijs will be granted. Moreover, in the hall comic artist have an area with demonstrations, interviews and meet & greets. When you want to have a more active participation you can always visit workshops, comic-expositions and a diverse range of activities for children.
Stephen B. Scott
Stephen B. Scott has illustrated such titles as;Batman, X-Men Forever, JLA, Batman Confidential, Marvel Adventures Hulk and many more. Over his eighteen year career, the publishers have included, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Titan Comics and several independent publishers.
In addition to his work in comics, Stephen has worked in TV, Film, and, most recently, video games. His work for television has been seen on two episodes of the hit TV series Smallville during season six.
In films, Stephen was selected to draw the only adaptation to the 2008 Oscar winning film Batman the Dark Knight. His work was overseen and approved by director Christopher Nolan. This artwork was part of the packaging offered with the Special Blue Ray edition of Batman Begins. Also, that same year, George Lucas approved Stephen to be the artist for Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods. Much of the art from the series was purchased by Mr. Lucas himself and is now part of his permanent collection.
His most recent work can be found in the Award Winning adaptation of Neil Gaiman's, "The Graveyard Book"and the critically acclaimed series, "Independence Day" from Titan Comics. Stephen is currently the artist on the series "Normandy Gold" from Titan Comics along with covers for their Hard Case Crime line.
Eddy Barrows, born in Belém do Pará, Brazil, lives in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais since 1997, where he began his professional career, working for local publishers, advertising agencies, illustrating children’s, technical and teaching books. Debuted in the year 2000 at Chaos! Comics.
After 3 years improving his skills, he returned to drawing comics. His comeback happens with G.I Joe: Cobra Reborn. On November 2004 begins his longtime partnership with DC Comics, where he cemented his career as a comic book artist, working on acclaimed projects such as Blackest Night, Superman, Nightwing and Martian Manhunter. Currently, Eddy works on Detective Comics, one of the longest-living comic books in history, and is also a guest artist on Suicide Squad.
Apri Kusbiantoro (Lemuria), also called the Don Lawrence of Indonesia because his style comes close to the style of this comic strip icon. Apri presents together with Willem Ritstier (Roel Dijkstra and Wills Kracht) at the StripGlossy stand their fantasy album Saul, written and signed in the tradition of Storm and Trigia. Apri Kusbiantoro comes to the Netherlands especially for the presentation of the album Saul and will also bring original work for sale. He marks the cover of the trade fair magazine.
Gene Ha as a guest at Heroes Dutch Comic Con
The American comic book artist Gene Ha is a guest at Heroes Dutch Comic Con. Gene Ha is best known for his work with writer Alan Moore, Top 10 and its prequel The Forty-Niners. He has won 4 Eisner awards, the highest honor in American comics. He writes and draws the comic book Mae. It’s the story of Mae Fortell, a girl who follows her long missing sister Abbie to a world of mad science and mystery.
Gene Ha lives outside Chicago in Berwyn, IL with his lovely wife Lisa. Learn more at http://www.geneha.com/
Gene will be signing his work for both days at HDCC.
Renee Rienties is a Dutch artist with a lot of passion for the craft. And it shows, especially in her adorable web comics and her fantastic horror story Oyasumi!
At the beginning of 2016, Renee Rienties started her own webcomic My daily life comics. It was so successful that it gave birth to a mini book and made her into a welcome guest for multiple conventions over the past years, where she proudly presented the mini book, her art prints and her commission list.
At the end of 2016, the idea was born to make a 24 hour project in the manga horror theme. The result was so amazing that it was quickly decided to upgrade it to a full comic book, called Oyasumi!
Oyasumi! is a collaborated comic which featured three artists with their own spine thrilling standalone story. Their common love for horror has most certainly lead to stories that will keep you awake at night.This year also Hollandsch Manga has been published for which Renee created one of the covers and wrote a short story. Hollandsch Manga is also collaboration between four Dutch artists of which Renee was a guest artist for the first book. This book is a true manga with the size of a comic book.
What will be next? This will be kept a secret for now but without saying more work of Renee will follow in the near future. For sneak peeks and updates of her work you can check out her Facebook page or her website.Check out her Facebook! Or Her website! To order a commission for pick up at DCC you can send an email to Renee, email@example.com. Don’t wait too long as the amount of commissions that can be done for DCC will be limited.
Renee Rienties and her Oyasumi!, Hollansch Manga & My daily life comic will be available at DCC, at the booth of Ridiculous Exclusive Collectibles on the central aisle (booth FS-X29). All books will be signed. And, if the time allows it, you will be able to get a free sketch in the books. Drop by at DCC to have a look or just to say ‘Hi’.