Barbara Stok has become a well known comic artist in The Netherlands for her candid autobiographical comic strips. In 2009 she won the Stripschapprijs, the most prestigious comic awards in the Netherlands, for her entire oeuvre. In addition to her work for newspapers and magazines, she has nine books to her name.
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Stok spent three years working on Vincent, about the artist Vincent van Gogh. In this graphic novel, artist and writer Barbara Stok takes the reader on a journey to the brief and intense period of time that the painter spent in the south of France.
Vincent dreams of setting up an artists’ house in Arles for himself and his friends. However, his attacks of mental illness confuse and disorient him, culminating in the notorious incident with his ear and leaving his dreams shattered. Throughout all of this, Vincent’s brother Theo stands by him, offering constant and unconditional support.
Published by Abrams & Chronicle