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I have written and contributed to numerous books, comics and articles after my graduation at the Academy of Arts in 1997. I am most known for my works Truth or Dare, the Jimmie Angel Story (2007) and De Toonder animatiefilms (2012), a 335-page account of the history of the largest animation studio in The Netherlands.
I also write scenario’s (fiction and non-fiction) for other comic artists and continue to write about the history of comics and animation. I have also produced and directed several short films between 2005 and 2009. Read my full resumé.
Some appraisals for my work:

              ‘Jan-Willem de Vries is a great director.’
                      
Oscarwinner Børge Ring commenting on the writing and editing
                       of his artbook (2015).


            ‘A fascinating read that deconstructs the myth of Jimmie Angel.’
                       Review for Truth or Dare, the Jimmie Angel Story, 2007 (Lambiek.net).

            ‘Not a scant enterprice, and certainly not a scant book.‘
                       Review for De Toonder Animatiefilms, 2012 (De Volkskrant)

            ‘The book is rightfully qualified as authoritative.’
                       Review for De Toonder Animatiefilms, 2012 (NBD, Dutch Library Service)

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