Metapost: Jean Van Hamme looking for a successor
Posted by El Santo
Attention! The Wall Street Journal reports that Belgium’s premiere comic book writer and creator of Largo Winch, Jean Van Hamme, is looking for a successor!
OK, so … in all complete seriousness I don’t think anyone reading this site could possibly fill the man’s shoes. (The man seems to have settled on a group of ten French candidates. “‘I couldn’t find any promising young Belgians,’ Mr. Van Hamme says.”) The article, however, is pretty much required reading for anyone who’s interesting in the comics world outside of the US. I honestly had never heard of Mr. Van Hamme before. It talks about how the man’s unconventional stories — one about plane-crash survivors, another about a brewing dynasty — have become widely read commodities in his home country and beyond. It’s a truly fascinating look into what webcomics can aspire to.