Paul Teng

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Paul Teng
BornPaul Teng Ping Ya
(1955-03-06) March 6, 1955 (age 64)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Notable works
De telescoop
Libertair Intermezzo
Igor Steiner
Awardsfull list

Paul Teng Ping Ya (born 6 March 1955) is a Dutch comic book writer and artist. He writes and draws mainly realistic historical comics.


Paul Teng was born Rotterdam. After his high-school he studied cultural anthropology in Amsterdam. He stopped his study to start writing comic books. His interest in comic books started early.[1]

After reading Karl May books he was fascinated in the history of the Indians in North America. His first comic had as a main figure the Apache Indian Delgadito. The Delgadito series is a black and white comic of 4 issues. The scenario of the series was written by Paul Teng himself.

In 1986 the comic Libertair Intermezzo issued. The comic takes plays at the Spanish Civil War. The comic is about a researcher in current time and a resistance group in the 1930s planning attacks against the establishment.

In 1986 another historical comic issued, De vrienden van Igor Steiner (eng: The friends of Igor Steiner). This comic and the comic Vladimir Volkoff (2 issues) are about Russia. The comic Vladimir Volkoff was his first comic in color.

From 1998 onwards he wrote his series of Shane which is loved by his readers. The series takes plays in the European Middle ages, the 12th century. The scenario was written by Jean Francois Di Giorgio. The series contains 5 issues.

From 2004 until 2008 the comic series De oneven orde issues. This has a complicated scenario which switches between current time and the middle ages. The series is about a mystick manuscript which is about death and destruction. The scenario's are written by Rudi Miel and Christina Cuadra. The series contains 5 issues.

Paul Teng did many short stories for the girls-magazine Tina. One of the issues is about The Girl with the Red Hair (a book from Teun de Vries) about the Dutch underground resistance during the second world war.

He also made short comic introduction for each chapter of the children's book Kinderen van Amsterdam, a history book for children about children who played a role in the history of Amsterdam. This book was written by Jan Paul Schutten and won the Gouden Griffel a Dutch award for the best and original children's book issued in 2008.[2] After this project he also did the same for the book Kinderen van Nederland.[3]

Together with Jean Van Hamme who wrote the scenario, he issued the one-shot De Telescoop (eng: The Telescope) in 2008. The comic is based on a novel written by Jean Van Hamme in 1992. The story takes place in the current time and is about five old men and their relation with a call-girl.

Paul Teng is currently working on a sequel of his comic De vrienden van Igor Steiner. He is writing the scenario himself. The story takes place 8 years after the previous issue at the border of Poland and the Ukraine during the Polish–Soviet War.

His other project he currently finished is an assignment of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht about the art of painting in this city. He is working together with Jan Paul Schutten. The main character in this series is the painter Jan van Scorel, the museum has an art hall named after van Scorel and his biography has many issues to make an interesting comic about. This historical book is due in 2013, the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht.

In 2012 was announced that he wins the Stripschapprijs 2013 for his complete oeuvre.[4][5]


Paul Teng illustrated Comics and Children's books.

Comic books[edit]

  • Delgadito (writer: Paul Teng, artwork: Paul Teng)
  1. De keuze van de adelaar (1981, ISBN 9070106795)
  2. Herinnering aan een Rebel (1981, ISBN 9064381623)
  3. Bosque Redondo (1982, ISBN 9064381666)
  4. De cirkel geschonden (1984, ISBN 9064380880)
  1. De meedogenloze keizerin (1998, ISBN 9789055811595)
  2. De adelaarsrots (1999, ISBN 9789055812363)
  3. Schijngestalten (2000, ISBN 9789055812875)
  4. Albane (2001, ISBN 9789055813322)
  5. Het toernooi (2002, ISBN 9789055814039)
  1. Antwerpen 1585 (2004, ISBN 9789055814626)
  2. Sevilla 1600 (2005, ISBN 9789055815654)
  3. Roma 1644 (2006, ISBN 9789055816019)
  4. Parijs 1791 (2007, ISBN 9789055816217)
  5. Het laatste hoofdstuk (2008, ISBN 9789055816484)

Children's books[edit]




  1. ^ "Paul Teng". Lambiek. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Jan Paul Schutten wint Gouden Griffel 2008" (in Dutch). 14 October 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Video: Striptekenaar Paul Teng over 'Kinderen van Nederland'" (in Dutch). nwamsterdam. 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Stripschapprijs 2013 voor Paul Teng" (in Dutch). Volkskrant. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  5. ^ "40 jaar de Stripschapprijs - 1974 – 2013". Het Stripschap. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Les nominés 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  • Stripschrift, Issue 156, February 1982
  • Zozolala, Issue 56, April–May 1991