Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Comic Strip Museum, Groningen

The Comic Strip Museum in Groningen offers both young and old alike the opportunity to interactively learn the history of comics and how they came about. With popular characters from not only Dutch cartoonists, which include Suske & Wiske, Eric de Noorman and Agent 327, but also international favorites such as Donald Duck, Asterix the Gaul, and The Moomins, to mention but a few. This is the perfect place to get an idea of to the history of cartooning.

Cartoonists can regularly be seen there ‘live in action’. There is also ‘De Belofte’ (‘The Promise’), a permanent competition in search of up and coming talent. This is divided into two categories, the first being ages 10 – 15 and the second 16 years and older.

Throughout the year the museum has permanent as well as temporary exhibitions on view and is open the whole year round, Tuesday to Thursday 10.00 – 17.00 at Shopping Centre, The Westerhaven, Westerhaven 71, 9718 AC, Groningen. Telephone: 050-3178470.
Entrance: € 7,00 for adults, € 5,75 for children (3-11 years) and pensioners.

The museum can be found in the Westerhaven in Groningen and it is possible to see illustrators live in action as well as participate in workshops, where courses are given in how to go about drawing a cartoon.

Further information can be found on the Comic Strip Museum website (Dutch).

First published in the Connections magazine #9 October 2005

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