Sunday, July 06, 2008

De kruistocht van Dries de Betonne

I have written about Peter van Straaten before...he's one of Hollands greatest illustrators. In 1981 van Straaten published a comic of political satire on Dries van Agt titled 'De kruistocht van Dries de Betonne' ('The crusade of Dries the Concrete'). The comic originated 'from the sketchbook of an unofficial observer' as van Straaten puts it, and deals with van Agts' leadership when he was Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
Van Straaten dedicated his comic to Harold Foster (whom in fact was a source of inspiration for van Straaten when he was young). The homage to Foster is evident and van Straaten does a wonderful job!

Two of his illustrations....enjoy!

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