Tuesday, December 15, 2015

To Deliver Coffee Where No Man Has Delivered Coffee Before

Saturday Leftover Day.

Next year I will be starting a new comedy strip in the Dutch Weekly Eppo, called Star Barz™. The art is by Michiel Offerman, who works as a storyboarder and artist for commercials and campaigns, but has always had a secret wish to do his own comic series. I thought today might be a good day to show the first art.

4 comments:

cloudsinvenice said...

Is it me, or does the art have a touch of Martin Lodewijk about it? And I'm not even referring about the Olga Lawina 'buns'...

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Yes, Michiel is a huge admirer of Martin. But he takes his inspriration anywhere he can. Wha you will see most when you read the stories is the fact that he is a storyboarder and hugely capable of capturing action. The strip itself will be a series of three page adventures that link together to a longer story, the same way a television series may tell a story each week and still have a lonegr arc as well. I am glad we have placed the series in a Dutch magazine, but we will also try and find a foreign outlet for it.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

By the way, the character with the buns, is called Siri and is the natural evolvement of the Siri app in modern computers and telephones. When I saw Michiel's first drawings for he I pushed him to make the likeness to Olga even more so. In my imigination a couple years from now a designer will be asked to give our Siri a face and he just happens to be find a picture of Olga Lawina...

Rich Clabaugh said...

Best of luck Ger, this looks great!