A 12-page Friendship-Zine (above), accompanied by a 32-page Friendship-Notebook (below).
The Freunde collage featured on the notebook’s cover, the Freunde zine, the Freunde notebook, and two Freunde postcards can all be purchased from my online store.
Voor jou zou ik een bos doen groeien
Voor jou zou ik een bos doen groeien is the most expansive book project I have realized to date: a 100 page attempt to communicate a straightforward narrative by visual rather than textual means.
Captivatingly beautiful, Ansgar Reul’s seemingly floating pictorial renditions enthral the reader while insinuating a double loss: the loss of a beloved person shadowed by the ever deepening loss of oneself. Throughout delicately drawn quests, and surreal encounters and memories, he blends warmly hued characters, motives, and structures into distinct compositions, complemented by but a handful of sparse sentences.
Stefanie Stegmann, Literaturhaus Stuttgart
The making of Voor jou zou ik een bos doen groeien was generously supported by the Flemish Literature Fund. In 2019 it was shortlisted for the Berthold Leibinger Foundation’s ‘Comicbuchpreis’.
This is a colouring book. It was printed on a risograph in an edition of 100 copies, using the fabulous colour combination of gold and pink.
Copies of the VOGELS colouring book, a set of two riso printed VOGELS greeting cards, and a riso printed VOGELS poster can all be purchased from my online store.
This is a spread from my graphic short story Ţării, published in the 2016 anthology Kleine Helden (Uitgeverij Oogachtend, Belgium).