Daan Jippes

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Daan Jippes (born October 14, 1945 in Amsterdam ; actually Daniel Jan Jippes ) is a Dutch comic artist . He is best known for his Donald Duck comics.

Daan Jippes in Frankfurt 2009


Daan Jippes was born on October 14, 1945 in Amsterdam and came to comics at the age of five when he began to read the Dutch Mickey Magazine , comparable to the German Mickey Mouse . The favorite of his considerable comics collection remained Robbedoes , the Dutch version of Spirou . After analyzing the drawing styles of well-known artists as a teenager, he preferred Franquin over Carl Barks . Jippes' first comic strip was Hipper (1967), published in Nieuwe Revu magazine, where he worked as a layout artist. In 1972, his first long comic story, Twee voor Thee , was published in Pep magazine , a result of his collaboration with Martin Lodewijk . It is still considered a classic today and is about the Dutch tea trade of the 19th century. The work on the 44-page album dragged on due to Jippes' great care over three years until 1972.

Contact with Disney comics began the same year Jippes started working for the Dutch Donald Duck magazine . It was published by Oberon- Verlag, which also published Pep . At this time the draftsman was imitating more and more Barks, so that his drawings looked confusingly similar to him at times. In 1975 he became a freelance art director at the Dutch publisher . In 1979 he went to Disney Studios in Burbank , California due to a creative crisis . In addition to comics, he also works in the field of merchandising and animated films . In 1999 he became art director of Jan Kruis' drawing studio. He still sporadically draws Donald Duck stories, although his own series Duck Stories by Daan Jippes was discontinued after five issues due to insufficient sales.

Style and Influences

Jippe's style is unique and unmistakable among all Disney artists. He is strongly exaggerated and slightly symbolic; his stories are often clearly exaggerated in order to have a humorous effect. Jippes prefers Donald Duck over all other characters.

According to maikeldas.com, Jippes is considered “the best of the European Donald Duck cartoonists” and has already influenced many, primarily Dutch, cartoonists. He himself is clearly marked by Carl Barks and Paul Murry , and landscapes are similar to Marco Rota .

Donald Duck stories (selection)

  • 1975: Frustration and Enjoyment (Patat-à-la-petoet) , German 2001
  • 1978: Much smoke about nothing (How to bring up ...) , German 2001
  • 1982: The great price (Totoloper) , German 2000
  • 1986: Circulatory problems (Figuurschaatsen) , German 2002
  • 1991: An airy picnic (picnic balloon) , German 1994
  • 1992: Die Entenpost (40 jaar DD Feest!) , German 2002
  • 1995: The Bottled Battlers , German 1997
  • 1999: Irrungen und Verrungen mit einer Werwolf (Pawns of the Loup Garou) , German 2000
  • 2002: The Flying Boats (Daredevil Delivery) , German 2002
  • 2006: Das Kühlte Tal (The Abominator) , German 2006
  • 2009: Kampf ums Köfferchen (A Tale Of Two Civvies) , German 2009
  • 2013: Kalte Post (Frosty Delivery) , German 2014
  • 2015: Dairy Dreams , German 2016

Exhibitions (selection)


  • Due to his talent for imitation, Jippes was allowed to re- ink 24 Fähnlein-Fieselschweif stories as well as The Heir of Genghis Khan , Errors and Confusions with a Werewolf , The Auxiliary Police Officer and A Day Like Donnerhall , all by Carl Barks .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Daan Jippes at comicguide.de
  2. a b Daan Jippes at lambiek.net (engl.)
  3. ^ Art - Mohr-Villa Freimann. In: www.mohr-villa.de. Retrieved May 6, 2016 .
  4. Julia Gröbbels: Popeye and Donald Duck give off their funny business cards. In: Aachener Zeitung. Retrieved May 6, 2016 .