31 March 2016
Schwantz, known for "Beestjes" and "El Buscabrocas", will be signing at Lambiek april the 15th. He will be here around 5:00, so please come and join us for a beer with Schwantz himself!
Hans Klaver, who works under the pseudonym Schwantz, has been working as an illustrator since 2000. He has contributed his comics to several magazines. He was present in MYX, and created the surly truck driver 'Mr Mack' for Zone 5300. His texless Mexican wrestling strip 'El Buscabrocas' was published in Speijk.
Schwantz is however best known for his daily comic strip 'Beestjes' that is published in the free tabloid newspaper Spits since 2007, and continued in Metro from 2014. The strip with a cast of grumpy animals in illogical situations is collected in book format by Silvester since 2008.
He has made illustrations for FHM, Music Minded, Veronica Magazine, and Voetbalmagazine. He also does comics in commision, such as the 2008 multicultural comic 'Haarlem van Heinde en Ver' with Pieter van Oudheusden. Klaver has participated in anthologies like 'Oost West', 'Bloeddorst', 'Mooi is dat' and 'Filmfanfare'. He is represented by the Comic House agency.