Gerrit De Jager and Gert Jan Pos
Follow the entire painting career of Rembrandt, one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. This is the story about one man's artistic vocation and the work it demands, about life and death, love and bereavement, fame and loss. This graphic novel aims at authenticity, and where there is an absence of facts, the author has drawn inspiration from the wealth of the anecdotes about Rembrandt's life. This unique collaborative enterprise between the author, Typex, The Netherlands foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture and the Rijk museum, home of the world's largest and most important Rembrandt collection, guarantees a spectacular result – a stunning and surprising graphic novel on Rembrandt's life.
Typex (1962) is an Amsterdam College for the Arts graduate. His work appears in many nationwide newspapers and magazines. He illustrates numerous children's books and has published some of his own. He is also author of numerous comic books. Gerrit de Jager and Gert Jan Pos wrote the concept for Rembrandt. Gert Jan Pos (1967) is a journalist and translator. He curated several comic related art shows. At the moment he works as a trustee of comics for The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.