(Apeldoorn, NL, 1968) entered the public eye as founder and editor-in-chief of Frontaal Naakt (Frontal Nude), which he calls a "fundamentalist-hedonistic webzine for the whole family that tries to tamper with taboos and certainties and truths set in stone." According to Breedveld, the project is meant to be completely ironic, although many people don't understand this. He launched the webzine seven years ago out of frustration with the politically correct climate surrounding multicultural society, which became unbearable to him after the murder of Dutch filmmaker Teo van Gogh. He spoke up against the new political correctness of Geert Wilders and his populist PVV party, and against the dictatorship of the influential Dutch right-wing populist newspaper De Telegraaf. Breedveld also works for the magazine Ad Valvas of the Amsterdam Free University, and is a freelance writer about comic books, including for Vrij Nederland magazine. Previously, Breedveld was editor-in-chief of Naturisme magazine and a staff member of Stripschrift, De Haagsche Courant and the Nederlandse Islamitische Omroep.(WU 2014 GR aangepast)
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Sex, Comics, and Weltschmerz
Graphic novelists Leela Corman of New York and the Walloon Dominique Goblet engage in conversation with Peter Breedveld about the harsh realities and personal tragedies behind their art, and about the sensual merging of text and drawings. In English.
Exceeding the boundaries: strip cartoonists Theo van den Boogaard and Rudolf Kahl
For Rudolf Kahl and Theo van den Boogaard boundaries are there to be crossed, both in word and image. Both strip cartoonists break taboos and rub and grate with their work. Kahl does this by his inventarisation of German Nazi uniforms and by telling the German side of the story of WOII. Van den Boogaard does it by being part of the sexual revolution with his shameless, candid strip cartoons about sex. With his cartoon hero Sjef van Oekel he created a modern Tijl Uilenspiegel. In Dutch.
One strip cartoon or a thousand words?
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.
Comics and taboos
Time to put the comic strip in the picture! Comic strip reviewer Peter Breedveld talks to Inge Heremans (Ilah), who breaks taboos with her cartoon Cordelia, and Peter Milligan, scriptwriter of X-Men, Batman and Hellblazer, among others, who succeeds in calling attention to controversial issues through popular comics and reaching an audience of millions.