Aimée de Jongh
(1988) is a Dutch comic author, animator and illustrator. She debuted with Snippers, a humorous daily comic series for the Dutch newspaper Metro. Her first graphic novel The Return of the Honey Buzzard (2014) won the Prix Saint-Michel and was adapted to film. In 2017 she made her first graphic journalism work, the drawn report Europe's Waiting Room, after visiting the refugee camps on Lesbos. Her most recent novels are the autobiography TAXI!, and Blossoms in Autumn, about love after 60, written by the Belgian comic author Zidrou. Aimée de Jongh also animated a series of music videos for the television show De Wereld Draait Door. Her biggest animation project was Behind the Telescopes, a 71-minute theatrical film with harpist Lavinia Meijer, which she directed and animated. De Jongh is currently working on two new comic books, which will be released in 2020 and 2021.(WU 2020)
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Novelist and short-story writer Michel Faber was born in The Hague, but emigrated to Australia in 1967. He completed his best-seller The Book of Strange New Things (2015), while losing his wife Eva to cancer. He said he was done with writing, but did in fact publish Undying - A Love Story, a volume of poetry in memory of the love of his life.
Aimée de Jongh, award-winning comic author and animator from the Netherlands, feels a strong connection to the work of Michel Faber, who in turn likes comics. De Jongh published international acclaimed graphic novels like TAXI! and Blossoms in Autumn.
Come and hear for yourself if they will find common ground in the way they look at life, work and writing. English spoken.
Event curated by Ilonka Reintjens (Writers Unlimited), in cooperation with Centraal Plan Bureau Rotterdam (Cross Comix)
Books for sale courtesy of De Vries Van Stockum Books