Bang!, by Yurg 1986

Yurg is a Flemish comics artist who illustrated the one-shot comic series 'Bang' (1984), 'Slimmeke Slim' (1986), but might be best remembered for drawing a celebrity comic based on Flemish media star Wendy van Wanten (1991-1992). A more recent comics series is the thriller 'Bruxman' (2011-2014).

Yurg was born in 1957. After several odd jobs, Jurgen de Muynck became a freelance graphic artist, best-known under the name Yurg. While drawing for advertisement companies, he created the comic strip 'Slimmeke Slim' with Yaack Bakker in Kuifje (1984), and the cynical humor comic 'Bang!' with Ikke for Robbedoes (1986). In the early 1990s, Yurg and Tony Beirens made the feature 'Wendy Stript Ze!' in Panorama, about the sexy adventures of Flemish pin-up Wendy van Wanten. Two books were published, in 1992 and 1993. Around the same time, Yurg and Yaack also made two 'Slimmeke Slim' serials for daily newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen.

Slimmeke Slim by Yurg
Slimmeke Slim

Under the pseudonym Munka, De Muynck worked with Giba on 'Ella & Mekanik' in Suske en Wiske Weekblad, a magazine for which he also drew 'De Discosaurus'. He was present in Libelle with 'Familie Twist' in 2000 (scripts by Ikke), and did short stories and illustrations for Flair. Together with crime author Stan Lauryssens, he makes the thriller comic series 'Bruxman', which was published by Bonte in two books in 2011 and 2014, and in a one-volume collection in 2014. He furthermore made a graphic contribution to 'Op het Spoor van Pom' (2011), which paid homage to Pom. Yurg has also worked as an animator for computer games.

Wendy Stript Ze, by Yurg
Wendy Stript Ze

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