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Tom Bouden

Email: tom.bouden@telenet.be
Website: www.tombouden.be

Bio: 1971: Tom Bouden is born in Ostend (Belgium).

1980-1982: Tom Bouden decides to become famous. He wants to become a comic artist. Soon the first pages of Piet & Inge are drawn. Ten albums are made, varying in length from 4 to 24 pages. The scenarios are often made by friends. Even a "Studio Bouden" is established. Climaxes are the publication of Piet & Inge in the Jungle in the monthly magazine of a local youthclub and the winning of a comic contest on television.

1983-1988: During high school Tom Bouden is involved in the making of several school magazines and developing new comic characters and series. A few long stories are made. Meanwhile Tom Bouden wins a comic contest in a well-known magazine.

1989-1992: Tom Bouden studies animation in Ghent. In 1990 a gay youth club asks Tom Bouden to make some illustrations for a new campaign. Soon, the figures on the poster (Max and Sven) have leading parts in their own comic. After these stories, Tom Bouden is asked to draw on a regular basis for the monthly Belgian magazine ZiZo. A year later, the Dutch magazine Expreszo follows.

1994: Gags from these magazines are united in the first Tom Bouden graphic album.

1997: Publication in the Dutch Gay-Krant.

2000: Publication in the German magazine Queer and Freshmen, the dutch Gay & Night and the English DNA magazine.

2001: The Importance of Being Earnest, an all male comic version of Oscar Wilde's play, is Tom Bouden's first English publication.

2004: Max and Sven is Tom's second book to be published in English. The story, which is a new version of a 1994 comic book, is also published in Dutch, French and Spanish.

2006: German publisher Bruno Gmunder publishes In Bed with David & Jonathan. and includes some pages by Tom Bouden in the anthology Stripped.

He wins the Prix Saint-Michel for the dutch translation of The Importance of Being Earnest.

2007: Truly a recordbreaking year. Nine new comicbooks are published, all of them drawn and/or written by Tom Bouden. On five other books he worked as an assistance. This adds up to an amazing figure of 14 comicbooks. One of those books is Queerville, a second Bruno Gmunder-book.


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In Bed with David & Jonathan
Max and Sven
Queerville
The Importance of Being Earnest


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