Aimée de Jongh is a Dutch animator and comic artist, whose style is a mix of manga and the francobelgian school. She published her first comics in 2004, when she participated in Fanthology, a contest for Dutch manga artists. Since then, she was a member of the dojinshi circle Cheesecake! Studio, through which she publishes her manga stories, like her 60-page comic 'Stillborn'. She gained further attention after being among the final contestants with her strip 'Osmond en ik' in the 2006 comics contest held by newspaper Het Parool.
Aimée has drawn comics for Brabants Dagblad, the Sligro Food Group magazine Slim ('De Slimmeriken'), CJP Magazine, Aniway magazine ('Aimée TV'), the Flemish children's paper Kits ('Slimme Pim'), the youth newspaper 7Days ('Paralleia') and the smallpress comic magazine De Lijn. Her semi-autobiographical 'Aimée TV' comics have been collected in a book by BeeDee in 2006.
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She also makes illustrations for HP/De Tijd, OOR, Het Parool and Brabants Dagblad. She has exhibited her work in the Singer Museum in Laren and in the Kulturmuseum in Oslo. On 28 October 2011 she presented her comic book '2017' in Gallery Lambiek. She made the comic in cooperation with comedian Thijs van Domburg, who wrote the story as a prequel to his 2012 theatre show. Since January 2012 she creates 'Snippers', a semi-autobiographical daily comic strip full of recognizable situations for daily newspaper Metro. The first book collection was published by Strip2000 in 2013. In that year, she also started the children's comic series 'Kito & Boris' with the publishing house De Eenhoorn.
Aimée has been making all sorts of animations, from short movies to leaders and from 3D to stopmotion and clay animations, since 2007, when she enrolled at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She graduated the Summer of 2011. Her short animated film 'Aurora' was shown in Dutch cinemas before the film 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' in 2012.
Her first graphic novel, 'De terugkeer van de wespendief', was published in October 2014. Additionally, she teaches seminars in manga, anime and comics, and is the spokeswoman of the manga collective Mangafique.