"Marjan from Amsterdam writes:
'When I miss just one episode I can't follow
this strip anymore and it really annoys me...'"
"Can't we screen these letters before I read them?"
Jean-Paul Arends studied graphic design and created the increasingly popular comic strip 'Scribbly', which is published daily in the Metro newspaper. Inspired by comic characters like Bill Watterson's 'Calvin & Hobbes' and Luc Cromheecke's 'Taco Zip', Scribbly and his friends have bizarre adventures set against the background of a mental institution.
The minimalist style of 'Scribbly' (no text balloons or backgrounds) and its surreal story-line earned Jean-Paul Arends some criticism from newspaper readers, as well as a crowd of devoted fans. Scribbly's first album, 'Ik Hoop Dat Die Ene Goeie Erin Staat', was published in May 2001 and several more collections have followed. Arends has additionally made the editorial comic strip 'De Eerlijkheid' with Patrice van der Linden for MYX Stripmagazine.