Wednesday, December 20, 2006
As from today a new edition of Hollands finest magazine on archaeology can be found at your local newsstand or bookstore. ' Archeologie Magazine ' as it is called is filled with interesting stuff about (amongst many other things) a special on the archaeological remains of the "Great War" and on war- archaeology in general, interesting news about the "Antonine Wall",articles about Jersey, Canterbury, the Champagne district in France and Egypt. Furthermore the magazine is packed with little news-items,links to websites and beautiful pictures.
I have my own little ' corner' (in fact it's a whole page!) in the magazine with which I am very pleased because I really like the way the magazine is executed. In this 'corner' I like to write and draw about archaeology from a somewhat different and highly non-scientific angle.
On their website ( www.archeologiemagazine.nl ) you can learn more about this fine magazine.
Geplaatst door Ben Vranken op 11:53 AM
Thursday, December 14, 2006
..and there's more good news: two of my stories have been published in the 300plus paged anthology GR'OMNIBUS made by the people behind the GR'NN-magazine and published by Sherpa(a small Dutch publishing house). I did the stories quite a while ago but the book was published to celebrate the 10th birthday of the magazine and it looks very good! Altough I do not fancy all of the stories I think most of them are o.k.
It's nice to see the pages I drew ages ago in print again and what's more: I still like them !
The book also features lots of other famous Dutch(and international) small press artists like Anke Feuchtenberger,Marcel Ruyters, Markus, Amoebe and many more.It's a nice book to help you make it through the coming holidays and it's only 24,95 euros.
Check out the publishers website (www.sherpa.nu) for more details.
Geplaatst door Ben Vranken op 2:23 AM
Thursday, November 30, 2006
At last I finished the story I have been working on for Hollands #1 comic (amongst other things) mag Zone5300. All the changes that had to be made in the end turned out very well. as you can see I had to add an ornamental border to make up for the loss of right dimensions. What originally was an emergency solution now turns out to be a very important part of the story and really gives the story an extra 'layer'.
Don't forget to check your local newsstand or bookstore in december for the winter-edition of Zone5300!
Geplaatst door Ben Vranken op 1:52 AM
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Well it has been a while but here's an update about the comic I was busy translating into the Dutch language. Well at least that is what I thought I was doing. In the end it turned out there had to be done a lot of more work besides translating in order to get the comic published. Because there was but room for an 8 page story I had to almost cut in half my 15 page story(!).
But it turned out well and I think the story has become more powerfull because a lot of items in the end were not essential to the story.
By cutting the story in half I was forced to use only the most necesary ingredients of this little tale. Storiewise this cutback of pages has been a blessing in disguise.
Geplaatst door Ben Vranken op 4:55 AM
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
At the moment I am working on the Dutch translation of my story 'The Scrap Metal Idol'. Originally written in English, this story was to be my contribution to the 2005 SPX-Anthology. Unfortunately it was rejected for unknown reasons (at least I don't know them) which is a great pity because I think it's a rather nice comic. Anyway; the people behind the best Dutch comic magazine ever decided to publish it in their next issue. The name of the magazine is : ZONE 5300 and you can learn more about them at their site www.zone5300.nl
In the past I have published some stories in ZONE 5300 but I have been busy with a lot of other thing so it has been a while but I'm glad to be back!
Check your newsstand in November for the latest issue of ZONE 5300.
'The Scrap Metal Idol' deals with religion but I really wanted to tell something about how time moves on and how we and our problems ,worries and fears will all be forgotten in the future.
Talking about the future: you will have to be patient untill november when you wil be able to read it for yourself. Offcourse I hope you will enjoy it!
Geplaatst door Ben Vranken op 4:50 AM
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Welcome at the "Home of the Happy Beet" ; Ben Vranken's weblog. I shall be using this weblog to let the world know about my work as an illustrator and comicbook artist.
I'm working on a website and when this is finished you will be the first to know!
Geplaatst door Ben Vranken op 12:35 PM