Dick Matena is a massively important contributor to the comics scene in the Netherlands, and totally unknown outside of the Benelux. THIS IS WRONG
He has won many awards, contributed many times to the best issues of Heavy Metal Magazine, and is still producing amazing work.
- Check out his amazing line (via the excellent Por Por Blog)
- Or his sense of mood and atmosphere
- Or just the sheer originality of his work (Via Escriba Virtual)
Despite his excellent current literary comics work I prefer his avantgarde Sci-Fi from 70s and 80s, so when I heard he is revisiting his classic series Virl I got quite excited. All I can wish for now is that some day somebody will translate his work to cinema.