Illustration ©2006 Marcel de Jong



In the late 1990s Dutch artist Marcel de Jong formed AAARCH!!! Comics Amsterdam, a studio with Marco Kuipers. They published comics in the Netherlands, starting with Kwaas Bloed in 1999, and made their German comics debut with Sadie, “the ultimate gothic junky” in 2000. Marcel has also created comics for Eros/ Fantagraphics in the U.S., including Laque Noir, but now concentrates on his painting, sculpture and music videos. You can see examples of all at

For the cover image from The Raven for the third edition of Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe, Marcel collaborated with another Dutch artist, Ramon Contini. You can view other examples of Ramon’s work online at