Die Vagabunden, by Flip Fermin

Flip Fermin was a promising artist, but unfortunately his talents never came to bloom. After his study at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Fermin came in contact with the artists of 'Tante Leny' (Swarte, Pontiac). Although he was very influenced by the underground comix and classical newspaper comics, the few stories he did were for children's magazines - one page of 'Robur & Pennekamp' for Mickey Maandblad and a short story of 'Katoen & Pinball' for Jippo.

comic art by Flip Fermin

Besides being editor of the magazine Inkt, which lasted for seven issues (0 through 6), his illustrations and a short strip appeared in the Bussumse Courant and 'Tante Leny Presenteert'. Fermin saw himself as a comix artist "maudit". Two years after his death in 1994, an exhibition of his work was held in Gallery Karass during the comics fair in Haarlem.

Selfportrait, by Flip Fermin

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