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My name is Henrike, I’m a comic artist and teacher and currently also work as a Sign Language interpreter.

My goal is to help you create and promote your own comics. I do this through my weekly videos on my Youtube channel about making your own comics: https://youtube.com/pencilsandstories

I also teach a course that takes you through the entire comic making progress: “Your Comic Journey.” In this course we make a short comic, from scratch, in 10 weeks. https://pencilsandstories.com/yourcomicjourney

I’m always creating pages for my free adventure webcomic “Recollection City” as well: https://recollectioncity.com

When I am not making content I love watching (animated) movies and series, reading comics, writing and journalling, listening to the Bible Project podcast to learn more about my faith, and meeting and eating with friends. I'm also in love with nature and storytelling in general.

Favourite Visual Artist
Glen Keane // Claude Monet // Lois van Baarle // too many to list
Favourite Movies
Disney's Tarzan and Mulan // Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon and Spirit SotC // The Lord of the Rings // The King's Speech
Favourite TV Shows
Star Trek (esp Next Gen, DS9 and Voyager) // Brooklyn Nine Nine // Miraculous; Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir // My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic // Queer Eye
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Currently: BTS // Stephany Gretzinger
Favourite Books
Space Boy (Comic) // The Lord of the Rings // Myst; the Book of Atrus // 100 Names
Favourite Games
Myst series // Syberia 1 // Beyond Good and Evil 1
Tools of the Trade
Pencil // Paper // Post it notes // A black pen // Wacom Cintiq Companion with Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint // iPad with Procreate //
Other Interests
Faith // Friends // Food // 2D animation // Language
I'm developing a course, called "How to Start a Comic" ! And today I've opened the notification list for it! Sign up here and I'll email you, as soon as the Kickstarter launches, so you don't miss it: https://pencilsandstories.com/howtostartacomic/
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I have made a lot of short comics in my life. 🗃 Short comics about the stuff I love, about my friends, for the student newspaper, for contests, you name it.  Looking back, it was a great way to get started with comics and with every finished short story I gained the confidence that, one day, I could tackle that big webcomic I dreamed about. 🎆 There’s a lot of advantages of making a bunch of short comics. Among them: 📌 They are great for improving your comic skills fast. 📌 You start understanding the comic making process. 📌 They help you figure out what works and doesn’t work for you. 📌 They help you find your creative voice faster. I talk about these benefits, and more, in my newest video. 👀 If you’re doubting where to start your comic making journey, maybe making some short comics are a good place. 🍃🌱🌳 Watch the video here! https://youtu.be/QMVN21ruCIs Be sure to leave a comment with any questions or remarks you might have. Also check out the page about my course, Your
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Yay, I found you on here! :)
Yayy! I can’t guarantee I’ll be on here much, lol.
Joined your mailing list and I'm looking forward to reading your comics. :)
Thanks so much! Great to have you on the list. I hope you’ll like where the story is going! :D
Thanks also and I'll let you know :)
Prachtige stijl heb je zeg!! :D Echt fantastisch!!
Aww dank je wel! En bedankt voor de watch!! :yay: