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Vincent

Vincent is a graphic novel about the brief and intense period of time Vincent van Gogh spent in the south of France. He 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.
Van Gogh was passionate about his art. His ideas about success, setbacks and how to create a meaningful life provide an interesting counterpoint to our age of individualism and economic thinking. I did my best to turn the experiences of this 19th-century artist into a story that is relevant to our own times.

“a vibrant, sad account of Van Gogh’s move to Arles” – The Guardian



”the certainty of [Stok’s] line resides in its very freedom from style, enabling the subtle colours to sing.” –
The Times


Vincent is published in the following countries:
The Netherlands (Nijgh & Van Ditmar, 2012), Turkey (Yapi Kredi, 2013), Italy (BAO, 2014), United Kingdom (Self Made Hero, 2014), Korea (Open Books, 2015), Czech Republic (Mladá Fronta, 2015), Greece (AIORA Press, 2015), France (Emmanuel Proust Editions, 2015), United States (Self Made Hero, 2015), Canada (Self Made Hero, 2015), Brazil (Publibook/LPM editores, 2015), Denmark (Turbine, 2016), Germany (Seemann Henschell, 2016), Spain (Salamandra, 2017), Colombia (Salamandra, 2017), Argentina (Salamandra, 2017), Croatia (VBZ, 2018), Japan (Kadensha, 2018), China (Shanghai 99 Readers’ Culture, 2019)

Vincent will soon be released in:
Egypt (Al Kotob Kahn)
Russia

VINCENT AND ME

My compilation ‘Happy Anyway’ of short autobiographical stories has been published in Korea. The original Dutch title was changed into ‘Vincent and me’, because the thread of the book is the making of ‘Vincent’. (Open Books, 2019)

VINCENT AND ME

My compilation ‘Happy Anyway’ of short autobiographical stories has been published in Korea. The original Dutch title was changed into ‘Vincent and me’, because the thread of the book is the making of ‘Vincent’. (Open Books, 2019)

VINCENT AND THE SUNFLOWERS

I just made my first children’s book: ‘Vincent and the Sunflowers’. Vincent goes out in search of a new subject to paint. But what should he choose? There’s something beautiful to see wherever he looks, in things that most people just pass by and ignore: the knotty branches of a tree, some blades of grass, the wet earth after a rain shower…

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