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Comic Creator

Zoltán Forrai

(b. 1901, Hungary - 1996, The Netherlands)  Netherlands

Zoltán Forrai

Pipa by Zoltan Forrai
Pipa

Zoltán Forrai was a Hungarian artist, who is best known for his work in The Netherlands. After his artistic studies, he contributed to Hungarian as well as foreign magazines, such as Die Lustige Blätter, Le Rire and Simplicissimus. He settled in The Netherlands in 1939, and obtained Dutch citizenship later on.

He began collaborations with Dutch dailies and periodicals, and eventually also contributed texts. Throughout the years, he has also drawn a couple of strips. During wartime, he made 'De Avonturen van Pipa'. It was apparently published in several countries, and later on it was collected in a booklet by photomagazine Focus.

Pipa by Zoltan Forrai

The regional paper Dagblad van Oost-Brabant published his strips 'De Lotgevallen van Miklós', about a Hungarian boy, and 'De Avonturen van Sta-op en Schud-op', both in 1948. His comic strip 'Meneer Tipsy' was published in the abstainer's magazine De Geheelonthouder in 1953. In Vrij Nederland, he wrote and illustrated short stories, and he also provided illustrations for articles by editor-in-chief Van Randwijk. In later years, he was mainly known as a photographer.

postcard by Zoltan Forrai
postcard, made during wartime

Last updated: 2010-02-19

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