Scratch Books presents: Scratches, a new comics magazine edited by Joost Swarte, with new and previously unpublished work by the best international comics artists.
Scratches is an English-language comics magazine, focusing on Dutch and Flemish authors, thatwill appear once yearly. The magazine is published on the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair, which features The Netherlands and Flanders as Guests of Honour. Editors-in-chief are comics artist and graphic designer Joost Swarte and publisher Hansje Joustra of Scratch Books (previously Oog&Blik). Scratch Books thinks it important that Dutch and Flemish authors can reach an international audience.
‘It’s been a dream of mine,’ says Joost Swarte. ‘We show work by unconventional comics artists from the Netherlands and Flanders, as well as big names from the international world of graphic novels.’