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 73)
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 drew the attention of the Disney Studios in Burbank, California. He was subsequently hired and worked for the Disney company; initially for the comic strip and merchandising department, later for the animation department as a designer and storyboarder, contributing to such films as The Rescuers Down Under, The Prince and the Pauper, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Apart from his work at Disney, he also worked as a storyboard supervisor on Amblimation's Balto and provided covers in classic Disney style for the comic books of Gladstone Publishing.

In 2006 Jippes started a new album series, based on the detective stories by Havank, drawn in a Marcinelle style similar to Franquin. 2 albums have been published. As of 2013 Jippes stated in an interview, "... that project`s dead in the water. Though I`ve finished writing a third story I lack the time and funding to start drawing and coloring those 44-plus pages."[1]

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


  1. ^ Interview with Daan Jippes. By Sim (May 13, 2013)

Further reading[edit]

  • Roger Ash. "A Gander at Gladstone." Back Issue! No. 23 (August 2007) pp. 35–41.
  • Geoffrey Blum. "Gladstone Profile: Daan Jippes." Walt Disney's Comics and Stories No. 607 (January 1997).
  • Daan Jippes. "A Clean Case of Brainstorming." Carl Barks Library Set IX, p. 481 (June 1985).
  • Fred Milton. "Doing It the Barks Way." Barks Collector No. 10 (1978).

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