Peter Pontiac

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Peter Pontiac
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Photo: Frank van Oortmerssen
Born Peter J.G. Pollmann
(1951-04-28)28 April 1951
Beverwijk, Netherlands
Died 20 January 2015(2015-01-20) (aged 63)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Area(s) Cartoonist, Artist
Notable works
  • Kraut Biografiek
  • Requiem Fortissimo
Awards 2011 - Marten Toonderprijs
1997 - Stripschapprijs
http://www.peterpontiac.nl/

Peter Pontiac (born Peter J.G. Pollmann; 28 April 1951 – 20 January 2015) was a Dutch cartoonist, comics artist and illustrator. He was the winner of the 1997 Stripschapprijs.[1] Pontiac died on 20 January 2015,[2] after a lengthy battle with severe liver disease.

Biography[edit]

He was known for leading a life in the fringe and was addicted to heroin for several years, something he drew autobiographical comics about as well. [3] He illustrated various album covers for bands like Parados, Thud!, The Bouncers, The Schizofrenics, Dead Moon and bootleg singles by Lou Reed and Bob Dylan. [4]

At the time of his death, Pontiac was working on a new graphic novel (STYX of de zesplankenkoorts) about his disease and awaiting death.[5] He got money for this project through crowd funding.[6]

Lettering[edit]

For Oog & Blik he did the lettering of the Dutch editions of Art Spiegelmans Maus en Robert Crumbs Introducing Kafka.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 2011 - Rhythm, Oog & Blik (Complete collected comics 1969-2011, except Kraut)
  • 2000 - Kraut Biografiek (Podium)
  • 1998 - De ketens van kitsch (ISBN 90-801-821-0-9)
  • 1998 - The Quick Brown Fax
  • 1990 t/m 1997 - Pontiac Review (a series of 7 books) (Oog & Blik)
  • 1997 - Lost in the Lowlands, self-published, 2nd printing Oog & Blik
  • 1994 - De luchtgitaar (Meulenhoff)
  • 1993 - The making of sacred pin-ups (Griffioen)
  • 1990 - Requiem Fortissimo (ISBN 90-303-8941-9) (Oog & Blik)
  • 1981 - Natural Jewboy (illustr.) (ISBN 90-70460-01-7)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "38 jaar de Stripschapprijs - 1974–2011". Het Stripschap. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Striptekenaar Peter Pontiac overleden". www.NOS.nl (in Dutch). 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ http://lambiek.net/artists/p/pontiac1.htm
  4. ^ https://ronaldk.home.xs4all.nl/P.html
  5. ^ "Graphic Novel: Kunstenaar Peter Pontiac over de dood" (in Dutch). 1 June 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "STYX of de Zesplankenkoorts, door Peter Pontiac". www.voordekunst.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Marten Toonderprijs voor Peter Pontiac". www.eenvandaag.nl (in Dutch). 9 September 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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