Four stripmakers nominated for Stripmaker laureate
The netherlands already has a Thinker, and a Poet laureate, and there is soon a Stripmaker of the Country. That should be an ambassador for the comic strip, said initiator aaStrips (all about Comics).
Friday are the names of the four nominees. The Robert van der Kroft (Sjors and Sjimmie, Claire), Margreet de Heer (Philosophy in Picture, Religion in the Picture) Maaike Hartjes (Hearts, Maaikes Diary) and Pieter Hogenbirk (De Ruyter, Tim Timeless). Until the end of september, stripliefhebbers cast their vote.
“An event of national importance may be the Stripmaker laureate in comic form his or her views on the news”, said president Caroline van der Lee. Also the development of projects and activities that the strip on the map can hear, according to her, one of the tasks.
At the annual comic strip festival, in October in Breda, the name is revealed.