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My name is Barbara Stok. I am a comic artist from The Netherlands. My book ‘Vincent’, about Vincent van Gogh, is published in more than twenty countries around the world. At the moment I am working on a new graphic novel: about one of the first female philosophers from ancient Greece.


I briefly studied Photography at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague and worked as a journalist, before ultimately becoming a comic-book writer and illustrator. My first stories are about my own everyday experiences: punkrock concerts, the fear of death, the art of doing nothing. The main theme throughout my work is the question what really matters in life and how to live. I have twelve books to my name and received the Stripschap Award for my oeuvre.

 “quite funny, well-told, courageously truthfull” – Robert Crumb

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