Honour where honour is due, through comics

  • Joris de Jong / Comic Design / Zwolle

‘My graduation project consists of a biography in the form of a comic about Leo Major, the Canadian soldier who single-handedly liberated Zwolle during the Second World War. When I first heard about Major, I could hardly believe my ears. How could someone liberate an entire city by themselves? And more baffling still: why isn’t anyone aware of his existence? Not much is known about him, so it isn’t an exact account of his life. I want to show how a regular Joe, when thrown into the middle of a war, can save the day. With this comic, I wish to give honour where honour is due.’


Art & Design Graduation Exhibit in Zwolle from 1 to 12 July


Visit the ArtEZ Finals Festival in Zwolle and meet the city’s talents. Music, design, interior design, and art education in Zwolle’s city centre from 22 June to 12 July.