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Really, I kinda can't come up with anything 'journal-y' to write here, but it was becoming too weird to leave the previous one here.

Anyway, as you can see from the recent updates, I've mostly been busy working on the current Wynonna Earp series at IDW, with writer/creator Beau Smith and recently new co-writers Tim Rozon and Melanie Scrofano (Doc Holliday and Wynonna actors on the show).

It's fun, it's exciting, it's a whole LOT of work, and in case you're reading: I'm hoping you're enjoying the result!

And in case you're unaware of Wynonna Earp at all, check this vid to find out! This one has Spanish subtitles because the original vid is not available in my country :)

I'll have more 'newsy' news next time... Seriously!
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  • Drinking: Too late

Finally something I can talk about: I'm drawing covers for the upcoming Wynonna Earp series at IDW! Also to debut as a TV series on SyFy early next year.

The first one will be a special Valentine's Day variant.

Wynonna Earp #1 (February 2016)
Beau Smith (w) • Lora Innes (a & c) • Valentine’s Day Card Variant Chris Evenhuis (c) • Photo Variant
The US Marshals Black Badge division has been fighting back against supernatural threats for decades. But even the toughest werewolf, most bloodthirsty vampire, or grisliest zombie knows there’s one agent to avoid at all cost: Wynonna Earp. Descended from the legendary Wyatt Earp, Wynonna is dead set on bringing the unnatural to justice! Beau Smith returns with artist Lora Innes (The Dreamer) to bring readers a chilling, new Wynonna Earp adventure! And look for the all-new television show premiering in Spring 2016!

It has classic movie monsters!

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Out tomorrow! IDW's Shadow Show #5, featuring Conjure by Alice Hoffman (Practical Magic, The Dovekeepers), an amazing and scary/bittersweet short story in celebration of legendary author Ray Bradbury. Adapted by Mort Castle and Sam Weller, with art and colors by me.

"It's summertime in a small American town, and rumor has it an angel has come to town. Two friends, Cate and Abbey, discover the truth... but there's a price to be paid for their curiosity."

I had a LOT of fun working on this and -if you get a chance to read it- hope to hear what you think!

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For those of you going to San Diego Comic Con this week (and interested in my stuff): be sure to drop by Thursday's movie panel for upcoming SciFi film "The Giver"!

Not only will it feature a real-life Jeff Bridges (OMG!) and exclusive footage; you'll also be able to grab a free copy of this neat comic book tie-in I've worked on and am pretty proud of.

The comic -written by Nicholas Gazin and illustrated by me for Vice Magazine and The Weinstein Company- will be available exclusively at SDCC.

Also: anyone able to provide me with an undoctored picture of Mr. Bridges and said comic book within the same frame will cause me to first jump up and down hysterically and then consider early retirement because what else?

"The Giver" 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Hall H

The Giver by ChrisEvenhuis

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You can read "The Grandmaster" -a comic book tie-in to the upcoming movie of the same name that I worked on recently (the comic, not the movie)- for free here!
(It should even be animated, but that feature somehow won't work for me properly)

By the way, in case anyone's interested+unaware: I'm also on Facebook, where I post new stuff much more regularly and also share work-in-progress things that you won't find here.

The Grandmaster
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My upcoming book at Ankama Editions, "Killing Time", with writer friend Kid Toussaint ("Snooze", "Notorious Circus", "A l'Ombre du Convoi") has a release date! This 72-page Noir/Thriller will hit the stores on September 26!

"Killing Time"
will be a noir/thriller centered around an interview with a serial killer nurse, who may, or may not realize his true nature.

It has creeps, moods, deaths but also some laughs!
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This was hard to keep to myself these last months:

Ten years after my first, extremely nervous (and ultimately short-lived) attempt at breaking into US comics on Top Cow's prestigeous (and ultimately intimidating) "The Darkness", I'm finally giving it another shot. Except this time I'm not scared anymore. Not so much anyway. It's manageable.

You'll start seeing my work on IDW's "Magic: The Gathering - Path of Vengeance" comic series by the end of this month!
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  • Reading: 1984
  • Watching: Robocop
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And now a quick word about commissions!

YES, I'm available for commissions, BUT only through conventions, OR if the customer agrees to accept the cost of a reliable courier.

I've had a disappointing experience with some pricey artwork getting lost in the mail and the insurance coming through only in part. So I'm not too eager to go that way again...

I'll post a journal entry here for every comic convention I'll be attending from now on!
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Hi all,

It's been a while (again)... Writing journals feels weird. Talking to people without seeing their faces.

Anyway, I'm excited to bring you this news: 'Notorious Circus', my latest graphic novel/BD book (48 pages, hardcover) with writer Kid Toussaint ('Snooze', 'A l'ombre du convoi') will hit the stores in France and Belgium early next month, with a Dutch edition planned for later this year!
No other languages in the works yet, but I'll let you know what happens.

For this book, which is a fun mix of murder mystery, freak show, character drama and ghost story, I've tried to channel those fun, 'swinging' american comic styles of the 40s, 50s.

Well at least I tried.

Here's the blurb:

"1926. A small town in the heart of America. Rookie FBI agent Eliot Ness teams up with a gruffy town sheriff to investigate the sinister death of a banker and... the decomposing circus clown found sitting in his office.

Through the Colorado mountains and accross the swamps of Louisiana, the duo embarks on a search for a mysterious circus with a troubled past.

But they are not alone in their quest for the acrobats, magicians and clowns of Circus Kerzulec... "

All pretty colours by Sjan Weijers.
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Hi all,

I'll be attending the Lille Comics Festival this weekend (November 5 and 6), together with Kid Toussaint (who wrote 'Snooze' and my current graphic novel project 'Notorious Circus'). We'll mostly be signing/be-sketching 'Snooze' I and II and I'll also have a few original bits of art for sale.

Oh, and this will probably also be the only chance to get your hands on a 'Gotham City Sirens' litho

If you're in the neighbourhood, please feel free to drop by and say 'hi'!

PS: Thanks for all the comments, favourites and watches! They're appreciated!

Oh, and llama's! :)
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Okay, I'm going to write a journal entry. A real one.

This first entry I would like to dedicate to fellow Dutch comic artist Minck Oosterveer, who tragically died in a motorcycle accident last weekend.

What makes this news all the more sad is that Minck -even after a few discouraging setbacks in the Dutch industry- was just setting out to make his mark in US comics. Having just finished his run on 'Ruse' with Mark Waid for Marvel Comics, he moved on to 'Spider Island: Deadly Foes', also for Marvel. It was pretty amazing. I read somewhere that his next project would be 'The Shadow' at Dynamite. An old classic he loved and without doubt, there was no artist better suited for that title.

I've known Minck for years - a great artist, a master of blacks and whites, and a really cool guy. We spent many times at convention booths joking around and being embarrassed about our sketches.

He was also not afraid to kindly invite people into his kitchen. Back when I started out inking my own work and asked him for just a few tips, he replied with a lengthy mail that could pretty much serve as a 'bible' for any aspiring b/w artist, explaining every single aspect of his inking work. Materials, methods, black/white balance, where to look for the inking Masters (Eisner, Caniff etc)...

The one advice that stuck with me the most was (roughly translated): 'don't concentrate on 'real' lighting too much - just put the blacks and the highlights where they look the most beautiful'.

Not sure how to end this entry except by saying I'll definitely miss him.

For a look at the impressive legacy Minck left for any admirer of amazingly classic, oldschool draftmanship, visit here:
Finally joined here, so it feels weird to write this as it's a bit like talking to myself.

A little overwhelmed with all the boxes requesting texts and pictures as well...

Test... Test...

Does this thing work?
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