As you all know besides being a photographer I have a passion for guitars… and comics.
Now for people that are not familiar with strips, let me explain very quickly.
Strips are not comics, but also … well they are.
The format is different and comes close to trade paperbacks, but the “feeling” is different.
Most strips I grew up with were Donald Duck, De Generaal, OB Bommel, Kuifje, Suske en Wiske, Garfield, Lucky Luke etc. etc. there are a lot. Most strips are app 49-50 pages and are in a semi hard cover (flexibel, not like a comic, more like a trade paperback).
Now my personal favourites from my youth were Storm and Trigie, Both were awesome for their artwork but also for the insanely well written stories.
For the real difference between strips and comics is very hard to explain, expect for the size. Although most people think when they hear comics about Batman, Superman etc. my personal favourites are actually EC comics, which comes very close to strips because they contain several short stories and are not just aimed at super heroes. And comics can also be filled with Donald Duck, Garfield etc. And let’s be honest in the end it doesn’t really matter right?
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s show some images I shot during my visit at the stripdagen.
Normally I would probably not visit shows like this (books are way too expensive) but in this case I was there for our friends from Reboot Comics and Felisa (our model) to help with some interviews.
And let’s start with this.
Part of the interviews was shot in an empty room and I was sitting on the side, taking care of video and audio and I just couldn’t help but notice this amazing light. So after the interview I asked him to stay there to take a photo. His first response was “why….?” till he saw the shot…. sometimes you just have to be ready 😀
This is Willem Vleeschouwer.
And yes when you squeeze your eyes together he does resemble our friend Joe McNally just a bit.
Ok, let’s keep the blogpost a bit shorter and lets just share the images I shot during my time off during the day.
These were just shot for fun, so be gentle 😀
Click on one of the images to open up the gallery.