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Joost Swarte

This year’s summer issue of The Walrus featured a cover from the cartoonist Joost Swarte, which occasioned a post about the Dutch ligne-clairist on the magazine’s blog. Mijnheer Swarte actually invented the term ligne-claire (or klare lijn) to describe the Tintin-esque school of bandes-dessinees, and has collaborated with the noted Peter van Dongen on the latter’s Rampokan series depicting the late years of the Dutch East Indies before it became Indonesia. Swarte’s work has also featured in The New Yorker, our “local” weekly which partly inspired the Canadian Walrus. Jumping from the printed page to brick and mortars, the new Musée Hergé in Louvain-le-Neuve was actually designed by Swarte. His previous architectural work includes a theatre building in his home town of Haarlem in North Holland.

This post was published on Monday, October 19th, 2009 10:01 pm. It has been categorised under Comics Design Netherlands and been tagged under , , , .
Seraphic Spouse
20 Oct 2009 5:42 pm

Brilliant cartoons! Love “The Walrus” cover.

24 Oct 2009 1:22 am

That cover is fantastic. I especially appreciate it because my car does, in fact, resemble that image when I go home for the holidays. Unfortunately I rarely get as much reading done as I plan–my mother always wants to take me shopping.

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