Biography


Award-winning artist, Minck Oosterveer, is known world wide for his zombie art, a plethora of comic strips, movie work, and sequential art galore. Most notably in the United States for such books as "Zombie Tales" and "The Unknown" with writer Mark Wade!

Minck pursued an education to become a master of the arts, culminating first with numerous success in the European market.

Although he grew up in The Netherlands (Holland) with European comics, he was soon more interested in American comics, especially the newspaper comics of the 1930s-50s. It was the pulp-ish, direct style and the usage of black and white in the realistic artwork that attracted him the most. Film Noir as it were.

In fact, Oosterveer's work is strongly influenced by Milton Caniff, Alex Raymond, and Will Eisner. His first work did not reflect that however….After working for a studio on productions like 'Tom & Jerry', 'Sesame Street', 'Paddington', 'Ovide' and 'Spider-Man', Minck Oosterveer moved more in the direction of another stylistic forte, working with Willem Ritstier on the series 'Claudia Brücken' for the franco-belgian publishing-house 'les editons Lombard' and Tintin-magazine .

The collaboration with Ritstier resulted in a daily newspaper comic in an American style, 'Jack Pott', published in the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

Since 1996 Oosterveer worked again with Willem Ritstier on the newspaper comic 'Zodiak' for De Telegraaf, and series 'Rick Rolluik' for Suske en Wiske-magazine, and 'Arachna' for ComicWatch-magazine. He did the art and story for the comic 'Excalibur', published by Enigma and artwork for a successful animated movie, 'Mario A'.

In 2002, Oosterveer and Ritstier started a new daily comic strip in De Telegraaf, called 'Nicky Saxx', one of their most successful comic-series. This was followed by a comic-series entitled 'Trunk' (2006), which debuted to critical acclaim. Next they teamed up (2007) as writer (Ritstier) and penciller (Oosterveer) for 'Storm', a successful European comic series created by englishman Don Lawrence, and started a new western-comic, called "Ronson inc." which will be pre-published in the remake of the legendary Dutch comic-magazine "Eppo".

Minck Oosterveer debuted in US-comics with the aforementioned "Zombie Tales/ Zaambi" written by Cris Morgan and published by BOOM!-studios. Early 2009 until 2010 he collaborated with American writer Mark Waid to draw the mini-series "The Unknown" and "The Unknown: The Devil made flesh" which where published by BOOM!-studios as well.

For more information on Minck, his commissions, and appearances contact Renee at evaink@aol.com

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