Joep, by Michiel van de Vijver

After graduating from the Haarlem Business School, there was just one thing Michiel van de Vijver wanted to do: make comics. He works on a freelance basis for different media. Together with four other artists - Jan Dirk Barreveld, Rob Derks, René Leisink and Koert Stavenuiter - he started the graphic studio Noodweer in Nijmegen in early 2001. There, the artists can fully commit themselves to making comics, cartoons, illustrations, and comic scripts.

comic art by Michiel van de Vijver

Specialized in children's comics Van de Vijver does assignments for among others Zwijsen, Hallmark, Leopold and Pixillion. For the free newspaper Metro, he has done the weekly comic 'Max' from 1999 to 2006 and he was a regular contributor to the amateur comic magazine De Stripper from 1996. For the magazine Z@pp & Zo, he created the character 'Charlie'. After the disappearance of the magazine, the strip was continued in Roetsj under the name 'Joep'. It is currently published in Stoer Magazine by Z-Press. Van de Vijver worked for the Jan Kruis studio on the 'Jan, Jans en de Kinderen' strip for Libelle at Sanoma Uitgevers between 2004 and 2007. Together with René Leisink, he has made the album 'Waterproef'. For Dolfje Weerwolfje magazine he makes the comic 'Geheim Agent G. Ruwel', and he does the script for 'Neef Leo' (art Rob Phielix).

In 2012, Van de Vijver joined forces with his former Studio Kruis colleague Gerben Valkema to set up Kijk en Lees, a label through which they publish their educational children's comics (Valkema's 'Kik' and Van de Vijver's 'Joep') in book format.

comic art by Michiel van de Vijver

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