Swamp Thing, by Floris Oudshoorn (Parool, 26/3/2008)
'Swamp Thing' (Het Parool, 26 March 2008).

Floris Willem Oudshoorn was born in Leiden. After finishing the Gymnasium in Wassenaar, Floris moved to Utrecht. He was admitted to the Arts School in Arnhem, where he finished with flying colors. He has admitted to making a comic book, 'Hoearjoe?' as an examination piece.

Swamp Thing, by Floris Oudshoorn

He then moved to Amsterdam to set up the comic studio De Zwarte Handel with associate comic artist Maaike Hartjes. He has contributed comics and cartoons to magazines like POSSE, Incognito, Razzafrazz and Zone 5300. In 2002, a collection of his work was published with the title 'Ongezellige Verhalen'. He also self-published collections like 'Aso!!' and 'Horror Vacuii'. One critic, impressed by the variety of styles in 'Aso!', assumed Floris Oudshoorn was a pseudonym for an entire studio of comic artists. Floris has also done some animation work for the web. 

Swamp Thing, by Floris Oudshoorn (2007)

For Hello You, he created 'Swamp Thing', the comic with which he also participated in the 2006 comics contest by Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool. Oudshoorn ended as one of the finalists, and 'Swamp Thing' became a regular feature in the paper until January 2009. Galerie Lambiek hosted a signing session of the new collection of his daily comic strip 'Swamp Thing' on Saturday, 21 March 2009, where fans were able meet Floris in person.

Swamp Thing, by Floris Oudshoorn

Floris Oudshoorn has worked on commercial assignments, including live cartooning, workshops and web animations. He currently works under the banner of StripstudioNL with his colleagues Peter Koch, Ben Westervoorde and Mara Leiblum.

In 2020 he joined 75 Dutch & Flemish comic artists to make a graphic contribution to the free collective comic book ‘Striphelden versus Corona’ (Oogachtend, Uitgeverij L, 2020). The book is intended to support comics stores who had to close their doors for two months during the lockdown at the height of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. 

Galerie Lambiek Stripantiquariaat, by Floris Oudshoorn
'Galerie Lambiek Stripantiquariaat'.


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