Aimee de Jongh
Aimée de Jongh (b. 1988) is regarded as one of the most talented of young Dutch graphic novelists. Ever since finishing her studies as an animator in 2011 she has worked full time as a comic strip artist, illustrator and animator for film and television. De terugkeer van de wespendief (The Return of the Honey Buzzard) is her first graphic novel, it has been published in France by Dargaud and will further be published in English, Spanish and Serbian. It will be filmed for television by producer Family Affairs .
Recent title – English material
De terugkeer van de wespendief (The Return of the Honey Buzzard), 2014
Press on The Return of the Honey Buzzard:
An overwhelming graphic novel … Majestic and compelling, with beautiful drawings and a cast-iron story. More of this, Aimée! ***** – Veronica Magazine
Beautifully drawn, realistic without being hyperrealistic. Enchanting, with space for the imagination. Exactly what a good story should do. … Buy and read this splendid book. – Het Parool
With its balanced rhythm of two alternating storylines, a drawing style both sketchy and precise, attention to perspective and divergent framing, as well as a surprising plot, this is a thoroughly mature debut. – NRC Handelsblad