(Groningen, NL 1970) is a strip cartoonist. She is well-known for her candid autobiographical comic strips, in which she tells about the small and big questions of life in a humorous way. In 2009 she was recipient of the stripschapprijs for her entire oeuvre and De Volkskrant proclaimed her as one of the five best comic writers in the Netherlands. She has published in NRC Handelsblad, for VPRO, Amnesty International and numerous other organisations. In October 2012 her eighth book was published, Vincent, a strip cartoon about the painter Vincent van Gogh. Barbara Stok lives in Groningen with her husband and her dog. In addition to being a comic writer she is a yachtswoman, a drummer and a student of philosophy.(WU 2013 GR)
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One image can hit you harder than a thousand words. A conversation among three Dutch strip cartoonists who in sweeping stories enter upon big issues. They have elevated the strip cartoon to new heights. What can you put into words and what do you have to conjure up in images? Thé Tjong-Khing, now one of Holland's most popular illustrators of children's books, uses hard-boiled satire, Peter van Dongen deals with major taboos, while Barbara Stok aims at making the intimate universal. In Dutch.