Saturday, July 23, 2005


I had the pleasure of meeting the dutch duo behind the much lauded comics anthology, Eiland, at this years Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Tobias Schalken and Stefan van Dinther are the siamese twins of sequential art creation. A sort of two man comics jam, they experiment with various styles, themes and narrative structures. Whether it is a micro/macro sequence or an out of context dialogue against innocent pictures, their work is challenging and enigmatic at times but always worth the effort. You can buy their books on-line at North America's pre-eminent comic book store, the Beguiling.
Tip of the day: Culture is more than something growing in a petri dish.

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