About
Aimée de Jongh (1988) is an award-winning animator, comic artist and illustrator from Rotterdam (the Netherlands).

Her work was influenced by European comics, manga and Japanese animated films. At the early age of 17 Aimée
already published her first comicbook, Aimée TV. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Animation in 2011,
Aimée proceeded to become a promising "sequential artist" with a large variety of styles and techniques.

Her animated film Aurora screened in 71 Dutch cinemas and she is the creator of 10 comic series, including the
daily Snippers for newspaper Metro in Holland. Other works include children's books illustrations, music videos
and commercial animations for TV shows like De Wereld Draait Door and BNN. Aimée also worked with L.A.
artist Miljohn Ruperto and made two video installations, which made it to the Whitney Museum in New York.

In september 2014 her first graphic novel was released, called 'De Terugkeer Van De Wespendief'. The book
was a great success and has been translated in French by Dargaud. In 2016, a Spanish and English version
of the book will be released as well.

At the moment she works on a 60-minute animation film with harpist Lavinia Meijer, as well as her
new graphic novel, written by the acclaimed Belgian comic author Zidrou.

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Exhibitions
2015: Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort
2014: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2014: 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles
2011: Gallery DROOG, Amsterdam
2007: Kulturmuseum, Oslo

Awards
2015: Dutch Comic Author of the Year for De Terugkeer van de Wespendief
2014: Special Mention for music video Last Resistance at the Klik Animation Festival
2012: WDKA Maaskantprijs for One Past Two
2011: Benelux Beeldverhalen Prijs 3rd prize for Mariko
2011: Drempelprijs 2nd prize for One Past Two
2006: Person of the Year Shield
2005: Kunstbende 1st Prize for Fall
2004: Kunstbende 2nd Prize for Bored
2004: Fanthology manga competition 3rd prize for Second Sight

Clients
VARA, BNN, Submarine, Zoo Magazine, Dagblad Metro Holland, NTR SchoolTV, RVU Educatieve omroep,
VPRO, NRC Handelsblad, HP/De Tijd, Kits, 7Days, North Sea Jazz Festival, LEV Pictures and more.

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What others say
(About De Terugkeer van de Wespendief) "An extremely mature debut. Makes you wish that far
more graphic novels of this standard would appear in the Netherlands."
- NRC Handelsblad

"Her comics Jacht and Vlucht are pinned to the wall at my workspace and I really enjoy looking at fox
and rabbit every day. So, consider me a fan." -
Jakob Schuh, director of the Oscar Nominated animation The Gruffalo

"She is a natural effects animator, I love her work. She is a rare artist, there are not enough good 2D FX artists left."
- Joseph Gilland, special effects animator for Walt Disney Pictures, including Pocahontas and Brother Bear.

Documentary
Want to see the artist at work? Watch the documentary "Aimée" made by Alwin Ritstier, Lisa van der Drift and Nathalie Everts down below.

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Interested?
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Resumé
Download recent Resumé (English)

Available for work:
Yes

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