8 May 2013
Koen Buytaert sent me photos his wife Isabelle made of Andreas and Isa Cochet when they were signing albums in Antwerp last year.
This unique series of the artists at work can be found in the Photos
section, starting with Andreas and Isa ask a question
He also showed the dedicace that Andreas drew for them: Pour Koen + Isabelle
Andreas had an exposition, called Les arcanes d'Andreas
, at the Festival International de la BD at Angoulême:
Pierrick took this picture at Librarie Aladin Andreas at Librarie Aladin
. Andreas made him a dedication Pour Pierrick
. And this is one Andreas made in 2009: Pour Pierrick
And thanks to Tom Verschueren for updating me with information on all Andreas latest albums and for sending me his dedication: Pour Tom
and this plate 4 Seasons
3 January 2013
Andreas has had expositions at gallery Petit Papiers and at festival Quai-des-Bulles (Pictures of the event
Remarkable is that we see the first video interviews of Andreas:
Here is also an article with a video interview:
Alex Koppert sent me the cover of Vu de pres
Karol Wiśniewski informed me that "Sekret" was published by Manzoku this year: Le sécret
. This is good news, of course. But Polish fans are hungry for many more albums.
Tom Verschueren reminded me that it was about time that I'd mention the albums Rork - L'intégrale 1
and Les fantômes
Andreas' illustrations may be bought at Petits Papiers
Jeff Wesh created a Pinterest page
of Andreas, with many interesting pictures.
and an audio interview:
Andreas now has 713 followers on Twitter.
28 May 2012
The TAO issue dedicated to Andreas (#3, in 1996) was put online:
read it here
It contains an extensive interview, with lots of Andreas' images.
I added the French edition of Tehos
(Thanks to Christiaan)
I end with some dedications: Für Marc
, Für Horst
, Für Robert
, Für Stefan
, Thanks for the great website, Patrick!
5 March 2012
Thanks to Sherpa the abandoned series Capricorne will be continued in Dutch. And thanks to Alex for noticing.
Two albums will be released per year, starting with 'Patrick' (part 11). Note: Sherpa prints the albums strictly on demand. So you have to sign up to get a copy!
The sign up period ends on April 1st, so if you are interested, make haste!
Last year New York
In March 2011, together with artists of all over the world, Andreas created an illustration for Magnitude 9
, an album that contains 250 illustrations about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, to support the victims.
In December Rob Kalis created a very nice animation of Rork's movement sequence in Descente and put it on YouTube
Sebastian Otten informed me of the German edition of Quintos
. I found the Carlsen edition of La montre aux 7 rubis
and the cover of Norte Sur
Andreas now has 398 followers on Twitter!
13 March 2011
Andreas sent me some photos of his work-environment for the website. A welcome addition :)
It brought me to rearrange some parts of the site. The new tab 'Photos' contains the photos. Six old tabs were placed below the new tab 'Index'. I also changed the frontpage somewhat. (details at On the Andreas website
Andreas now has 148 followers on Twitter.
4 August 2010
Polish publisher Egmont releases the second ARQ album (that contains 6 stories), as I was so kindly informed by Karol Wiśniewski.
Karol also mentioned a 1985 English edition of Cromwell Stone
by publisher Michel Deligne. Coincidentally, Javier Vidiella named another Spanish edition of that same album.
has appeared (as I was told a long time ago, by Laurent Scheithauer (thank you!) and Wim Dewilde (thanks, btw I really enjoy your Twitter questions)) and Andreas has finished the drawings of New York
, the 15th (and final?) Capricorne.
Pierre Loubere noted that interviews with Andreas have appeared in Swof
, and La lettre
Thanks once again, Pierre!
1 May 2010
, Alex Koppert also translated these albums into Dutch:
Rêve en cage
Great job! Of course it is sad that it has to be done this way, but Dutch readers have a right to know how the series Capricorne continues.
Andreas now has 34 followers on Twitter. He frequently shows photos of new material he is working on, which is often surprising and beautiful.
15 April 2010
Wim Dewilde has kept an astonishing record of Dédicaces at
13 April 2010
I have been talking to Andreas, via Twitter. It is very exciting and also a bit strange (I only saw Andreas once, and I spoke him hardly at all, fifteen years ago). At the same time, it feels quite natural to talk to him and I have been asking him several questions. I invite you to do the same. Since April 5, his followers have grown from 7 to 20. The nick "Wattmanworm" is a reference to "MY Wattman Worm" in Capricorne 15, which hasn't appeared yet. Andreas liked the "Dedications" in the Images section of this site. At that point Wim Dewilde (@GajomarCama) offered to help extend this collection. So he added 12 new ones! Thanks man.
5 April 2010
Since January 27, Andreas is writing tweets on Twitter!
(Thanks for noting, Jean Martin!)
20 September 2009
Sherpa published ARQ (first cycle)
in a single album as well.
Alex Koppert told me he had not been able to wait any longer and translated Patrick
himself. I persuaded him to have the document published on this site.
Only now I bought the French "Patrick" to enjoy this powerful psychological drama Andreas created. I had been waiting three years to read this dark, gloomy, beautiful work,
which is especially fascinating to me of course, since it bears my first name. Thanks, Alex!
13 April 2009
Publisher Egmont (Poland) has released another combi-album: the first 6 albums of ARQ (first cycle)
in a single edition (thanks Karol Wiśniewski).
Rêve en cage
was released last year (thanks, Ghislain, Wim, Pascal).
will be released shortly (Pascal Batigne).
4 April 2009
I translated The pirate invited: Andreas (1981)
with the help of several online translators. It's not brilliant, but you non-french readers like me should be able to get the gest of the article :)
29 December 2008
The website entered a new phase!
I welcome everyone to make their own comments on all the pages of the site. Add your personal observations, things you know and others should know too. A new tab "Notes" shows the latest notes everyone has made on all parts of the site. There is a simple registration procedure to keep spam out and to make notes very easy :)
28 September 2008
Wim Dewilde spotted the Batman plate that is for sale in the comic bookshop 'Petit Papiers' in Brussels:
Batman. The Dark Knight on Gotham City
16 August 2008
The latest ARQ, Maître noir
, appeared in March. The Polish editions of Deliah
and Le cube numérique
Pierre Loubere continues to be a source of inspiration :) He sent in these bookmarks: Bookmark Monographie 1
, Bookmark Monographie 2
, Bookmark Swof Capricorne 1
, Bookmark Swof Capricorne 2
, Bookmark Swof Batman 1
, Bookmark Swof Batman 2
; this postcard: Postcard Monographie
; this ex-libris: Cromwell Stone, up close
; and this small article in Tintin magazine: Où ils en sont. La caverne du souvenir (1983)
He also found the "book magazine" Otrante
that contains two extended articles on Andreas work, and the magazines Viper
. The latter contains the image Black-and-white poster for the exhibition 'Bulles' in Bordeaux
I stopped hosting the site at home. It is now served by
(my longtime reliable domain name registrar). It will most likely be faster now, and will also be available when I am on holiday :)
27 January 2008
This time I deliver the material I promised you a week ago. All thanks to Pierre Loubere. Where he finds it, I don't know :)
First there are the covers of some magazines Andreas published in: Brazil
, Curiosity Magazine
, Onapratut magazine
, Cover Belzébulle
Then there are some articles: The pirate invited: Andreas (1981)
, Main part for Rork (1986)
, Conan lui dire (2003)
Some illustrations Poster La caverne du souvenir
, the cover of Catholic Boyscout's calendar 1989.
, Pourquoi j'aime la bande dessinée
, Maître Andreas
And I conclude this time with an album by Yves Frémion, who interviewed many young and promising comics artists, back in 1982. Among them, Andreas: Les nouveaux petits-miquets
24 January 2008
I received a series of dedications from a collecting fan, who whishes to remain anonymous. Thanks, man!
Capricorne with cat
, Cromwell Stone
, Un demon
, Pour Pierre . Yves
, Pour Patrice
, Pour Ludovic
, Rork in the wind
, Rork, grim
, Ils ne m'ont pas écouté
I invite you all to send in more scans of such one-of-a-kind pictures Andreas has drawn (for you). Please share them with other fans.
He also sent "Capricorne" - Les chinois
, Wallpaper Quintos
, Cromwell Stone, terrified
, Poster La caverne du souvenir
, and Le pirate
20 January 2008
The last Rork album was released in Poland at last: Retour
. Thanks to publisher Manzoku
. Karol Wiśniewski was so kind as to inform us.
I subcategorized the section "Images", because the number of images became too large.
And I browsed the internet for some of the covers of the Spanish editions of Andreas' work: Lumière d'étoile
, Donjon Monsters: La carte majeure
, Cromwell Stone
, Le retour de Cromwell Stone
, Le testament de Cromwell Stone
, White Dust
, Dorro Zengu
, Feu Croisé
That's all for now. However, I recently received tons of pictures which I hope to place soon. If time allows.
31 December 2007
In November, Lombard published the French edition of -- empty title --
. The album has no title and no text inside, so we will not ask the publisher to please please translate the work :)
Karol Wiśniewski notified us that the first two Capricorne albums are released in Poland: L'objet
Andreas did some drawings for the third album of Clarke's series "Mister President" Mister President 3: Time Machine
for the collective album Pourquoi j'aime la bande dessinée
(thanks for noticing, Mikaël Devaux!)
Great many thanks to a contributor who sent the original picture of Espace vital - An illustration with a text of Rudy Rucker
, the intriguing picture Tante Germania
and the picture Oscar
Pierre Loubere sent Civilisation television
, Sailing ship
, Man in cup and saucer
, Men stabbing
, Rork illustration
, Légende des Nibelungen
, Saint Georges
, Happy animals
; thanks a lot, Pierre!
I was wondering about the magazine "Hello Bédé", in which Andreas published. It appears that the French Tintin magazine was named like that from 1989 to 1993. Some googling later I found the covers of all Tintin / Kuifje / Hello Bédé covers on
This helped me to adapt the page Tintin/Hello BD (fr); Kuifje (nl)
And if all this wasn't enough... Andreas participated in a magnificent series of albums (4) L'univers des dragons
about dragons for which he created a marvellous illustration of a dragon spitting fire: Dragon
8 August 2007
Turbulent times for Polish Andreas fans! Publisher Twój Komiks went bankrupt, just before their publication of the final Rork album.
This was especially upsetting since the publisher was, so it seems, holding on to the publication rights. Some time later publisher Manzoku took over the Rork series.
They intend to publish the final album and start publishing the Capricorne albums.
In the meanwhile the Polish publisher Egmont published Cromwell Stone: all 3 albums
Pierre Loubere again pleasantly surprised me by sending me many of the images I was still looking for, and others:
, Border - An illustration with a text of José-Luis Bocquet
, Espace vital - An illustration with a text of Rudy Rucker
, Comics Lit
, Le cavalier blanc (after Lucky Luke)
9 April 2007
I sent an e-mail to Le Lombard naming your desires to have the latest Capricorne album published in Dutch.
Their response was that is not going to happen, at least not this year.
In the meanwhile, we can enjoy the material Pierre Loubere sent me. The covers of Titanic
the long awaited Cover illustration Les Cahiers de la Bande Dessinée, nr. 73
, along with some of the pictures Andreas created for Au secours des hommes - 40 Illustrations for novel Jean Coué
Attention, auteurs méchants
, Le Lombard 60 ans après - Andreas
, and Les croqueurs de sable, tome 4: l'âme braise
. Thanks so much, Pierre!
In Andreas on the WWW
I added a section on the Wikipedia pages on Andreas work.
26 February 2007
Mat Schifferstein (Sherpa) pointed out that Tehos
is to appear end March. Thanks also to Tom
Verschueren for sending me the cover-plate as well.
30 December 2006
Carl Wyckaert has taken up on my invitation to translate one of the French articles available on Andreas. Thanks very much, Carl, for Andreas et la mise en page : Descente (1998)
9 September 2006
Both Wim Dewilde and Ghislain de Cadoudal pointed out to me that the new Capricorne album, named Patrick
, is to appear shortly (November of this year?).
Pierre Loubere answered my question regarding L'ecrin
: it contains sketches, four of which are by Andreas/Foerster: studies for the album Styx. See Laurel Hardy carrying some device
and Demons, and pointing guns
I dug up the article Wim Dewilde wrote for ZozoLala in 2004 in which he describes his cracking the language of Arq: Nooit geweten: Arq (2004)
. Apparently "Tom" thought it should be on the site :) (see guestbook).
I added some information on L'ours
Some French Wikipedia activity on Andreas is also going on; see
26 March 2006
Tom Verschueren has sent me a lot of new material. Thanks! Here it is: Raffington in the rain
, Little Rork in the snow
, The captain
, Bernard Wright in corner
, Silhouette of Pharass
, Adam Neels with bow and arrow
, Raffington under a streetlantern
, Rork with ferryman skeletons
, Andreas: 'I transform consciously: I don't draw something as I see it, but the way it's in my head' (1985)
, Cromwell Stone and Gordon Globe
, New-year's wish for 1988
, New year's card 1989
, Happy Number 50!...
and two more wallpapers at Le Lombard Capricorne wallpapers
. He also mentioned that Andreas has started signing autographs again, at
Programme des dédicaces du Salon du Livre
Due to my own sloppyness I failed to notice the dates: 17 and 18 March. Hopefully this was not the only time ...
Wiel Felder has translated the signs in Feu Croisé
. Thanks! I myself haven't even bought the book yet :}
I myself added the cover at Je Bouquine
, Coffret tomes 1 à 3
, and L'ecrin
. Does anyone know what Andreas did exactly for L'ecrin?
23 February 2006
In March two new albums will appear: Quintos
(Dargaud, Sherpa) and Feu Croisé
(Delcourt, Sherpa). Thanks for bringing to my attention, Tom Verschueren, Ghislain de Cadoudal, and Wiel Felder! This is the first time Isa Cochet is mentioned on the cover; she has worked with Andreas for a long time, but thus far the was only credited with coloring. You will have noticed that the guestbook is being spammed a lot lately. I am fighting back. I hope this is a passing phase.
22 October 2005
I got an e-mail from Hans Heltzel in which he described his Kuifje project. He has created a DVD containing a huge amount of stories, articles, and covers from Kuifje magazine 1971/1993. Would I be interested in a copy? Yes, please! Here's a list of new material: Cover of Tintin 1978-47
, Cover of Tintin 1980-15
, Cover Kuifje nr 25, 1987
, Rork with text 'Capricorne'.
, Rork running through snow.
, Personages of 'Retour'.
, Cover Kuifje nr 16, 1993
, Rork in New York.
, Illustration Kuifje nr 44, 1986
, Illustration Kuifje nr 6, 1988
, Illustration Kuifje nr 39, 1989
, Illustration Kuifje nr 51, 1990
, Qui est Rork?
, New year's wish 1993
, Andreas. In grey and in colors. (1983)
, Andreas. What I wanted to tell you... (1984)
, Main part for Rork (1986)
, Andreas and Rork. Not just any strip... No, a graphic masterpiece (1990)
, A circular trip through Europe in twelve stages: Andreas and Germany (1992)
. Thanks Hans, this is much appreciated!
8 October 2005
Site news is now available via Atom.
25 September 2005
Added Les Chinois
and the Polish Descente
25 April 2005
A notice by Mat Schifferstein of Sherpa in Expected
. Begin April I started working for an exciting and ambitious web development company:
30 January 2005
Thanks to Julien Mudry for providing better cover scans of De vergetenen
and L'ambition narrative
Thanks to Wojciech Garncarz for the covers of the German Coutoo
and Raffington Event - detective
Thanks to Wim Dewilde for the unchosen cover of Le Passage
Thanks to an anonimous submitter for Sérigraphie
, Ex-libris Testament Forbidden Zone
, the cover of Sans dessus dessous
, and the ex-libris in Le testament de Cromwell Stone
Thanks to M. Bezuijen for Le Lombard Capricorne wallpapers
and Le Lombard Capricorne e-cards
Note: apparently the cover of 'Forceurs de blocus' was never drawn by Andreas.
Newsflash :) Andreas won the Bob-Morane prize in 1999
13 November 2004
Le testament de Cromwell Stone
(Dutch) is in the shops!
26 October 2004
As you may have noticed, the publication of Cromwell Stone 3 at Sherpa has been delayed. It will take at least a week more, and probably longer, since Sherpa's distributor is experiencing problems.
15 August 2004
September 12, 2004: "Het vierde grote stripfestival" in Mechelen, see
6 July 2004
The guys from Design Festa, an international art event, suggested a link swap. OK, here is your address:
16 June 2004
Sherpa has set a date for Le testament de Cromwell Stone
: August 2004! See also Expected
In about a week they will launch there own website at
Also in August, Le Lombard will publish the next two Capricorne stories in a single album: Le Passage
It will also include a special 8-page dossier.
31 May 2004
Created a community "Andreas Martens" at
27 May 2004
Two new albums have appeared that I didn't know of:
the Dutch Manipulations Minutieuses
and Paroles de parloirs
Does anyone know the name of the story Andreas drew for "Paroles"?
Added the pictures Cover Zozolala 18
and Le cavalier blanc (after Lucky Luke)
Added the covers and illustrations of Le cycle des Epées
M. Bezuijen told me Lombard has changed the cover of Le Passage
It has been on their site. Anyone copied the first one?
Translated the little article The spontaneous little Andreas (1996)
. Can someone fill me in on the missing French line?
A special thanks this time goes to Tom Verschueren who helped me on several pictures
and went to great lengths to get all album data right. This is why Le retour de Cromwell Stone
has changed greatly, for example.
20 December 2003
It rather quiet. Some Expected
albums are postponed.
9 November 2003
Quentin updated his site
with some beautiful
new pictures and stories. I copied the pictures and added these: Screaming man with thorns
and A l'aube de la liberté
20 August 2003
Update! Adriaan Bogaerts surprised me with Dream is over
An anonimous submitter sent this funny Birth Card
And Michał Antosiewicz of Twój Komiks lets us know
the Polish Capricorne
6 August 2003
Added a small article: Mobilis 1: Strubbelingen (2000)
these pictures: La messagère
, Cover of RPG-book
and some comments on the first Rork edition: Fragments
Cromwell Stone, part 3, is delayed until spring/summer 2004.
I hope it means that Andreas is working on a worthy closure of his Magnum Opus.
23 March 2003
An anonimous submitter responded immediately to my request for the Alpha Comics (later: Kunst der Comics) Cromwell Stone albums.
Erik van Tilborg added the covers for the German Rork albums by Alpha Comics.
And as a "special treat" this time from an anonimous submitter: the cover of the Spanish Azteca
8 February 2003
Thanks again, Peter, to make sure I am not missing anything that is available anywhere on the Internet.
Thanks, Marc Bavay, for the cover scans of the Bédérama edition of Révélations posthumes
Does anyone have a copy of the german edition of Cromwell Stone (and the return of - ), by Alpha Comics?
2 February 2003
Andreas is now first published in Czech, in an architectonic magazine! See Era 21
Special thanks go to Peter Kuipers, of Sherpa, who sent in a lot of additions and modifications.
Take a look at the cover of Sherpa's Dorro Zengu
28 November 2002
Donjon Monsters: La carte majeure
is (almost) available!
: Alessandro updated the info we have on Andreas' publications in Italian magazines.
Paul Zamarlo emailed the cover of the Polish Lumière d'étoile
. It took me 2 hours to
find the unicode code of the letter 'ł' in the title! :)
An anonimous submitter amused us with some new images, including the poster of the comics festival
of St Malo that had been announced by him in december 2001.
And since Lombard has removed Andreas' new year's wish for 2002, I have placed it on
this site. Thanks, M. Bezuijen, for noting its presence at the time.
6 October 2002
It has been quiet for some time. But we're still alive. With some good news. Pieter van Oudheusden is going
to translate Capricorne 6, 7, and 8 into Dutch, for Lombard. (Thanks for the information, Mat!) They
will probably be published in the spring of 2003.
As you have already seen, I changed the looks of the top menu. It now looks more like I wanted it to, like a dossier, or file.
Thanks to Adriaan Bogaerts the front covers of the Cromwell Stone albums are now complete. This makes the collector in me very satisfied.
22 April 2002
Added some illustrations, and remarks on Sherpa
3 March 2002
Mat Schifferstein of Sherpa told me 'De vergetenen' is going to press now and will be ready in three weeks. Apparently getting
permission to print the work took more time than expected.
In the meanwhile Paul Zamarlo sent us some beautiful pictures of Rork from the Polish version of 'Fragments' which can be found in
the illustrations section; Julien Mudry noted that Andreas made a story which I've called Rennes (France)
(he sent in the scans, too!),
lacking a better title, for Comix 2000
. And I added Cromwell Stone, up close
and Le dragon bleu
12 January 2002
Added L'ambition narrative
(which I should have done long ago), two covers of the new Polish Rork albums, and the cover of the Dutch version of Seconde Chance
I like the Mobilis series. It reminds me of "Jessica Blandy", another series I read. I had never expected that Andreas would make something like that. It's
16 December 2001
Yuri Landman sent me some pictures that will appear in Sherpa's De vergetenen
Read in Expected
that Rork is published again in Polish. Since only
the first two albums were published in 1989, Polish Andreas fans (and they exist!) have been waiting for
12 years for the rest!
9 December 2001
Thanks to Mat Schifferstein of Sherpa it was now possible for me to add an Expected
this is really an improvement. Up till now I myself had to go to the bookshop every month to see
if something new had come out. He has suggested to keep me up to date. Of course I am not _THE
AUTORITY_ on this subject. I only know as much as people tell me.
I added the polish Andreas albums that were published in 1989. Thanks to Paul Zamarlo for pointing them out to me.
And John Lent of IJOCA agreed that I could publish Philippe Sohet's scolarly article Figures and Representation of the Fantastic in Andreas's Work (2001)
Finally, It's OK by me to use the guestbook to sell or trade your Andreas albums, etc.
2 December 2001
I found a new job! And it's really cool, too! I am working for Green Dino,
a virtual reality company.
An anonimous submitter tells us Andreas has won the Great price of the comics festival of St Malo for his entire oeuvre. That also means
he may draw the poster for next year's festival.
I added a link to Christiaan's Capricornus site in Andreas on the WWW
And Didier Crick sent me a picture of the Belgian boyscouts calender (Catholic Boyscout's calendar 1989.
18 October 2001
I added two articles,
The C of Andreas. Cromwell Stone, Cythraul and Cyrrus (1984)
La caverne du souvenir: a Celtic fairytale with a deeper meaning (1985)
; and a guestbook. The site is now recognized
by the search engines Google (!) and Ilse (Dutch).
14 October 2001
The site has been out of the air for almost 2 weeks. Sorry about that. The contract with my free
domain name provider had finished and I had to pay for it now. But it was so expensive that I decided
to look for a cheaper one. I found 'Domain Discount 24' to be cheap enough. But first I had to wait 5 days
until I could change providers. Then I had some trouble with the new provider. Anyway, its all running again now.
5 September 2001
The lame search engines didn't do anything with my requests. Anyway, the die-hard Andreas fans
still know where to find the site.
I was contacted by an anonimous submitter who flooded my mailbox with new Andreas pictures from his own collection.
Thanks! This means the 'Illustrations'
section is extended again with some fantastic Styx monsters. New are also some bookmarks and
ex-libris but most of them can be found near the albums they belong to.
It appears that the latest Capricorne album (Attaque) is not going to be published in Dutch by Sherpa.
That seems very unwise since the series is meant to bring Andreas to a larger audience.
Sherpa _will_ bring out a book containing all kinds of material on Andreas within a few months.
Andreas is going to work on the third part of Cromwell Stone, but this will probably take him the next
few years to complete. In the mean while ... I brought back the VRML object I once made of the 'key'
in Cromwell Stone. It's a 700K file, but it gives you a real 3D impression of the object!
(In the 'Illustrations' section.)
9 August 2001
The site still doesn't show up in any search engine, so I entered the URL manually in a
number of engines yesterday. Hope it has any effect. Until then you guys find this site via
other friendly comics sites like The Officieuze Strippagina:
who are so kind as to create a link.
29 July 2001
Got in contact with Quentin Gausset, the creator and maintainer of
. We talked about joining our websites,
but eventually I found the combination of the English and the French sites too problematic.
We agreed to exchange resources, so the illustrations section of this site is bigger now.
He also adviced me on the usability of this site, so I made some changes. I changed the layout.
Since most people are mostly interested in watching pictures, I made
them more prominent. The Album-edition pages are now integrated with the Album pages. All of
this is meant to make the site more accessible.
I started hosting the site on my girlfriend's old desktop at home, which was for this occasion
turned into a Linux machine. If she can stand the sound of the fan at night it will stay there.
This means that the annoying banners are history (Thanx ProHosting ;) .