Rats by Remco van Rotterdam
De Waarheid, 26 February 1985

Remco de Korte is a designer, teacher and cartoonist from Rotterdam. With Paul Versluis, he published at least five issues of the amateur comics magazine Rats in 1980 and 1981. Besides work by De Korte, the issues also contained contributions from Marc de Boer, Johan Dorpmanns, Leo Immerzeel, Sam Siahaya, Tosti, Ted Valkenburg, Berend J. Vonk and Govert Zoethout. The magazine's title strip later appeared in the Communist newspaper De Waarheid from 3 January until 1 April 1985. The artist signed his newpaper strip with "Remco van Rotterdam", and appeared alongside new strips by Marc de Boer and Alfred Bryan. De Korte was part of a new generation of cartoonists who filled the paper's comics section, and largely came from the amateur magazines Rats, TNT and Baal. When he left the paper, new strips by Ernst van Veenendaal, Herwin Walravens and Gerrit Geitenoog made their appearance. In an interview with Van Veenendaal, Walravens and De Boer in Het Vrije Volk on 25 January 1985, the trio named Remco de Korte as one their favorite cartoonists, along with Peter Pontiac and American underground artists. Remco de Korte also contributed to several later issues of Marc de Boer's amateur comics magazine Baal in the early 1980s.

Rats by Remco de Korte

Like most cartoonists from this new wave, De Korte disappeared off the comics radar in the mid 1980s. He spent the rest of the 1980s and 1990s working as a teacher at primary schools in Rotterdam. He has additionally continued to work as a designer on several projects involving theatre design, interior decoration and furniture since 1990. His companies Onwijs and eeZee Media are specialized in educational multimedia and communication projects since the mid 1990s.

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