Theo van den Boogaard
(Castricum, 1948) as a strip cartoonist is well-known for his Sjef van Oekel cartoons. At age fifteen his first strip cartoon book was published. After that he wrote cartoon strips for among others Hitweek, in which he ridiculed society on the basis of song-texts. Later he wrote strip cartoons for among others Voetbal International. In 1976 his first Sjef van Oekel strip appeared in Nieuwe Revu, based on the well-known but somewhat controversial tv creation by Wim T. Schippers - played by Dolf Brouwers. The successful series was discontinued because Brouwers, who got nothing for being portrayed, no longer wanted to be depicted as a cursing man keen on porn. In recent years Van den Boogaard has chosen another road with cartoons about Amsterdam and the album Bob Dylan Illustrated (under his penname Theo Bogart) with drawings based on Dylan songs. He recently performed with his Dylan repertoire, whereby he sings showing images from his strip cartoons.(WU 2014 GR)
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Join the regulars' table. Host Francis Broekhuijsen welcomes strip cartoonist Theo van den Boogaard. We listen to his favourite music, and talk to him. Don't forget to have your strip cartoons autographed! In Dutch.
Which texts from world literature has Dutch graphic novelist Theo van den Boogaard cherished as long as he lives? This most beautiful or most inspiring text can be a poem, an excerpt from a novel or a song-text. He discusses the text with the audience. In Dutch.
For Rudolf Kahl and Theo van den Boogaard boundaries are there to be crossed, both in word and image. Both strip cartoonists break taboos and rub and grate with their work. Kahl does this by his inventarisation of German Nazi uniforms and by telling the German side of the story of WOII. Van den Boogaard does it by being part of the sexual revolution with his shameless, candid strip cartoons about sex. With his cartoon hero Sjef van Oekel he created a modern Tijl Uilenspiegel. In Dutch.