Daan Jippes

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Daan Jippes
Daan Jippes in Frankfurt 2009.JPG
Daan Jippes at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2009.
Born Daniel Jan Jippes
(1945-10-14) October 14, 1945 (age 72)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Area(s) artist, writer

Daan Jippes (born Daniel Jan Jippes on 14 October 1945) is a cartoonist, who has worked with Disney and other comics. He is admired by his fans for his lively emulation of Carl Barks' drawing style, and was therefore chosen by Egmont to redraw some old Junior Woodchucks stories from the 1970s, originally written by Carl Barks and drawn by John Carey, Kay Wright and Tony Strobl, for a new audience in the 1990s. He also drew many covers for Gladstone Publishing's Disney magazines in the 1980s and 1990s in a great variety of styles.


Daan Jippes started his comics career in the Netherlands, where his work was published in the comics magazine Pep in the late 1960's and early 1970's. He rose to national recognition with his comics album Bernard Voorzichtig: Twee Voor Thee. In the mid seventies he started working for the Dutch Donald Duck magazine, where his interpretation of the ducks and Mickey Mouse also drew the attention of the Disney Studios in Burbank, California. He was subsequently hired and worked for the Disney company: initially for the merchandizing department, later for the animation department as a designer and storyboarder, contributing to films as The Rescuers Down Under, The Prince and the Pauper, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Apart from his work at Disney's, he also worked as a storyboard supervisor on Amblimation's Balto.

In 2006, Jippes started out on a new album series, based on the detective stories by Havank. The series is drawn in a Marcinelle style similar to Franquin. As of 2010, 2 albums have been published.

Daan Jippes is currently working as a comics artist in the Netherlands.

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