Around , Gustave Verbeck moved to the United States, where an immigration officer misspelled his name as “Verbeek”. While the. Gustave Verbeek was born in Nagsaki, Japan, in He was the son of a Belgian missionary, head of the Tokyo School, which would. But not until I set out to do this book did I discover the incredible variety offered to the world of comics and illustration by Gustave Verbeek. This book, originally.

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He started his cartooning and illustration career working for several European newspapers. In the s Verbeck left the comic world to fully concentrate on engraving and painting. The format of the strip put extreme restrictions on the use of word balloons even with the use of ambigrams only three strips used word-balloons, all in March Responsive Theme powered by WordPress.

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Gustave Verbeek () –

In the s he abandoned cartooning and became a fine artist. He created a short-lived comic strip in called The Loony Lyrics of Lulu. Gstave If you want to help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal.


Gustave Verbeck’s most vetbeek work is the ‘Upside Downs’ series, which is ingeniously created to constitute a twelve-panel story in six panels: There he created three weirdly novel comics: While the cartoonist used both names to sign his work, he most commonly went by “Verbeck” while his children chose to use the “Verbeek” spelling. His strips all use Nonsense techniques, such as portmanteau words, invented animals and objects, and, most of all, a reliance on visual and literary constraints: Although the July 10,strip implies that the stories are set in America, Verbeek filled his milieu with African animals and peoples, fabulous monsters, fairy castles, etc.

The storyline, often bizarre and edged with dark humor, hardly seems to suffer from the rigid form Verbeck imposed on it; the strip retains a fresh and surprising element, even ferbeek modern-day readers. Gustave Verbeck of Sherman Avenue, an artist whose cartoons were published in the old New York Herald for eleven years, died yesterday in the Home for Incurables, Third Avenue and verbedk Street, the Bronx, where vrbeek had been a patient for two months. Series and books by Gustave Verbeck in stock in the Lambiek Webshop: He was the son of a Belgian missionary, head of the Tokyo School, which would become the Imperial University.

Gustave Verbeek

AroundGustave Verbeck moved to the United States, where an immigration officer misspelled his name as “Verbeek”. Verbeek was of Dutch ancestry. For example, in one often-reproduced panel, Muffaroo appears in a canoe next to a tree-covered island, and is being attacked by a large fish.


Not content with devising the most bizarre beings and doings of his day, Verbeek set another challenge for himself, a habit he was evidently unable to shake from the Upside-Downs days: Edited by Peter Maresca. He had been ill for two years. This strip features a group of four unnamed and interchangeable boys, who encounter a variety of strange creatures based on inventive word combinations.

In the s Verbeek retired from comics and became a painter and sculptor. He grew up in Japan, but went to Paris to study art, and worked for several European newspapers, creating illustrations and cartoons.

He died in He had been a patient there for two months. The two main characters were designed such that each would be perceived as the other character gsutave inverted.

Not content to give his young readers lumps in their throats and skips to their hearts, Verbeek tortured himself with these maniacal challenges of nomenclature. He was born as Gustave Verbeck Dutch: This experimental “upside-down” style, which was also used by Peter Newell in his s strip ‘Topsys and Turvies’, has never been imitated. Gustave Verbeck was born in Nagasaki, Japan. Gustave Verbeek in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Gustave Verbeck died inat the age of