Soeperman, by René Uilenbroek
'Soeperman' (Eppo/Wordt Vervolgd #8, 1988).

Dutch comic artist René Uilenbroek was born in 1961 in Dordrecht and raised in the town of Breda. He began his career in the mid-1980s with Pinpoint productions in Amsterdam, through which he made illustration assignments and the comic strip 'Koos de Supporter' in De Telegraaf. He then joined Studio Arnhem, where he worked alongside Hanco Kolk, Aloys Oosterwijk, Ben Jansen and Kees de Boer.

Soeperman, by Rene Uilenbroek

Uilenbroek's best known comic strip 'Soeperman' first appeared in magazine Eppo/Wordt Vervolgd in 1986. This extravagant comic, about a softy superhero, was created with sciptwriter Willem Ritstier. It subsequently appeared in Sjors en Sjimmie Stripblad. A proper album collection never saw the light, but Soeperman's antics have been collected in albums by Oberon, Zet.El, Big Balloon and BeeDee until 1998. The authors revived the comic for the relaunch of Eppo magazine in 2009.

Stanley by Rene UilenbroekStanley by Rene Uilenbroek

In the 1990s Uilenbroek and Ritstier also made the comic series 'Stanley', which appeared in Suske en Wiske Weekblad until 2003. The humor comic is set in dark Africa and features an incompetent white explorer, Stanley, and his far smarter and sarcastic black guide, Weekend (a nod to Man Friday from Daniel Defoe's novel 'Robinson Crusoe'). In many ways it was an updated version of Ritsier's earlier comic from 1982. Albums were published by Boumaar. Uilenbroek also draws for Stripnieuws. As of early 2013, Uilenbroek is the new artist of the title comic of Eppo magazine.

Eppo by Rene Uilenbroek

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