Gewonde stad by Gerolf van de Perre
Gewonde stad

Gerolf Van de Perre is a Belgian comic book artist, who uses a unique combination of painting and comics narrative to compose his stories. He was trained as a painter at the Saint-Luc in Ghent, and afterwards became a teacher at this academy. Between 1999 and 2001 Van de Perre stayed in Peking, where he began working on his first comic, 'Steenstof'. Moved by the living conditions he observed there, he began working on this painted comic album, which was published by Oogachtend in 2003. Van de Perre used the same technique, making paintings and then compose them to a comic page, for his next comics, 'Huishulp' and 'Het graf van de keizer' (Bries, 2008).

Huishulp by Gerolf van de Perre
Huishulp

In 2010 he published his comics rendition of 'De Aantekeningen van Malte Laurids Brigge' of the Louvain poet Rainer Maria Rilke with the publishing house Atlas. He teamed up with writer Johanna Spaey to create 'Gewonde Stad', a gripping tale about the city of Louvain in the early days of World War I. It was published by De Bezige Bij Antwerpen in 2014.

comic art by Gerolf van de Perre

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