About Hanco Kolk

Hanco Kolk ( Den Helder, 1957 ) is an awardwinning comic artist and author since 1984. He explores the trade of graphic storytelling inside and out, always fascinated by the scope and possibilities of this medium. His work varies from editorial illustrations to daily mainstream newspaper gags, from classic belgian-style slapstick to artistic graphic novel. Over the years he has gained an international following.

Gilles de Geus was his first series, made together with friend and collaborator Peter de Wit. Soon after, he developed a totally different style for Meccano, a series that enabled him to experiment technically and story-wise with each new volume he created. Again with Peter de Wit, he makes a daily gag called S1ngle for a dozen newspapers in the Netherlands.

Although his approach and techniques are touching a wide scope of genres, the Kolk-signature is always visible. His lines have an elegant sensuality and simplicity, his humour is quirky and sometimes downright bizarre. But always with a hunger and need to connect with the reader.