Last year in october director Gijs Veerhoek asked me to dray a storyboard for a pitch of the Funx Dixte 1000 television commercial. We only only had a few hours in the evening to make it after my (at the time) extremely busy daytime job and because the pitch had to be presented early next morning.
First we decided the number of drawings and how each drawing would look like. And then it was just a matter of frantically drawing all the frames. Even though I was quite tired after my regular workday this really gave me a boost. It really enjoyed doing this!
Well, unfortunately our efforts didn’t make it.
This is the commercial that did get made. It is up to you to decide …
Yesterday I went to the Dutch Mountain Film Festival in Heerlen. One of the side attractions was the climbing cartoon exposition. Well know (climbing) cartoonist, and one of the two organisors of the festival Toon Tejohaas invited me to send in a few cartoons. It turned out pretty nice I think although I have to laugh about the accompanying text: ‘drawn in a masterly fashion’, hehe.
I liked the festival a lot, I met some people I haven’t seen for almost two decades, watched a couple of cool climbing movies and met fellow climbing cartoonist Anne-Lise Combeaud.
This is a really old one. I must have made it somewhere around 1999. I like to put more old stuff online but translating them into English is quite some work. This one is an exception however. I already used a computer font for the texts in the Dutch version, which makes them easy replaceable in the graphics editor and there is no need to translate the title.
I made the sketches for the Dutch version of this comic several years ago but never finished it. I took the time to make an English version and ink it.
Came up with this one last night during a bouldering session.
Another fresh one. Enjoy.
It is big news in the climbing world: Adam Ondra made his first ascent of his route The Change in Norway yesterday and has given it a grade of 9b+ making it the hardest route of the world.
Thanks to Christian for the French translation.