Comic from Gummi by Erik Meynen
De palavers omtrent Kazimir Karton en Viktor Vlakgom (Gummi 22)

Erik Meynen was born in Kapellen. He had his first job in the comics field by drawing the backgrounds in Merho's 'Kiekeboe' comic during the 1978 holidays. He got his education at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. He started a collaboration with Pjotr (Piet de Rycker) in 1980, with whom he created the cult comic series 'Tommy Gun & Marion Lee'. The strip, drawn by Pjotr and written by Meynen, appeared in publications like Robbedoes and was collected in a book by Magic Strip in 1983.

Pjotr and Meynen also made a photo comic for comic magazine Spetters, using the pen names Protter & Zweynen. Meynen took a break from comics between 1983 and 1987. By then he contributed stories to Lava, this time doing the artwork himself from scripts by Kamagurka (a.o. 'Norodom Donderbroek'). In 1988 he drew 'Inspecteur Bob Lost Het Bijna Op', written by the Belgian writer Herman Brusselmans.

Since 1990, Meynen is best known for his work as a political cartoonist. His work has been published in papers and magazines like Panorama, De Morgen, Het Laatste Nieuws and P-Magazine. His satirical cartoons and comics have been collected in such books as 'De Jaren van Dehaene' (1999), 'De Plannen van Verhofstadt' (2003) and 'Paniek in de Politiek' (2006). In 1992, he published two comic albums about the infamous stock market guru Jean-Pierre van Rossem.

As a comic writer, he cooperated with Dirk Stallaert on several comics for Unizo and De Standaard, as well as the monthly riddle comic 'Pakkeman & Poulet' in the civil servant magazine Fedra. Meynen was also involved with the modernization of the 'Suske en Wiske' series with Marc Verhaegen in 2001, which caused a lot of commotion. In 1999, he won the Bronzen Adhemar, the official Flemish Community Cultural Prize for Comics.

Cover of De Plannen van Verhofstadt, by Erik Meynen

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