Jeutje Torpedo's by Jan Booister

Jan Booister had a long career as a journalist for Het Vrije Volk and Rotterdams Dagblad. When he retired, he decided to fulfill a childhood dream and create his own comic album! Booister had previous scriptwriting experience with 'Coentje', the mascot of the Rotterdam football club Feyenoord, which was created by Martin Lodewijk, drawn by Minck Oosterveer and published in Algemeen Dagblad and De Kameraadjes. But drawing, coloring and publishing his own comic was a whole different ballgame. The new comic artist studied the work of Dutch masters like Dick Matena, Fred Julsing and Martin Lodewijk, and got technical tips from Lodewijk and Robert van der Kroft. His experiences in his new trade were chronicled in a series of columns in the comics news magazine Stripschrift in 2016-2017. The book 'Jeutje, torpedo's' was self-published in 2016, and starred the characters Joep and Jeff, two children who were named after the author's grandson and his nephew. The fact that the comic was set in the Dutch cities Rotterdam and Maassluis gave him local press attention, and sales from local bookshops. Celebrities like Jules Deelder, Herman den Blijker and Johan Derksen have guest appearances in the strip. Having made his debut as comic author at the age of 68, Booister enthusiastically started working on a second book starring the crime-fighting children. 'O.M.D.D.I.H.T.V.' was self-published in 2017, and also featured appearances of several local hotspots and celebrities.

Besides a journalist for Het Vrije Volk and Rotterdams Dagblad, Booister has written non-fiction books like 'Fortuna: Mensen van rood en geel' (2004), for the 100th anniversary of the soccer club Fortuna Vlaardingen, and 'Clash aan de Coolsingel' (2009), about the rise of the political party Leefbaar Rotterdam. He also records CD's with his songs, performs with The Roadrunners Band, and is active as a painter.

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