Dutch Comic ‘Delft 750 years’ illustrations – Case Study

Client

Bul Super Comic Book Store

Long ago in 1996, when I was 21, I participated with good friend Robert-Jan Langenberg in the Delft Comic Strip Competition. He wrote the scenario, I made the drawings.

Mr. Upside Dutch Freelance Illustrator Case Study - Strip Delft 750 jaar Comic Illustration 01

Tools used

Paper
Ink
Halftone pattern foil

Involvement

Illustration

Earlier I participated on my own and already had won prizes. In 1996 my birthplace Delft existed for 750 years. That was also the theme of the comic book drawing competition. And Delft is also the city where comic book shop and co-organizer of the event, Bul Super, was located.

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Super sharp drawings and sticky halftone foil

To obtain super sharp drawings, each half of the final A4 page was drawn on an A3 sheet of paper. The 2 x 2 halves were then stuck together and copied to get the maximum number of two A4 pages.

No color was allowed. To get nice grayscale after copying, I used sticky sheets / foil with halftone patterns.

We won the first prize.

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