Zwin in Comic Strips

05/12/19 - 01/03/20
10:00 - 17:00

Over the years, Zwin has inspired many well-known writers, artists and poets. The characteristic setting and the beauty of the nature reserve are moving even for comic strip authors.

Not infrequently Zwin and the Zwin region are the main subject for or the backdrop to the fantasy stories of many a cartoonist.
Occasionally, Zwin is central to the story or the illustrator alludes to the rich history of Zwin and the Zwin region. Sometimes, a cartoon character pops up in Zwin during the storyline.

Admire the comic strip heroes in some fascinating fantasy stories including appearances by Suske and Wiske (‘Spike and Suzy’), the Red Knight and Robert and Bertrand by cartoonist Willy Vandersteen, Jari by Raymond Reding, Jommeke by Jef Nys and Karlekijn by Hubert Lambert, better known as 'Hachel’.

Discover colourful strip cartoons full of adventure, humour and fantasy and enjoy some beautiful Zwin spots in comic strips past and present.

This unique exhibition colourfully highlights this lesser-known but no less exciting aspect of Zwin.

© Luxe editie Suske en Wiske - Op het eiland Amoras - Willy Vandersteen - Standaard Uitgeverij 2013

© Rik Ringers - Boodschappers van de dood - Tibet en A.P. Duchateau - Le Lombard 1987

Useful info

When?

From 5 December to 1 March.

  • Weekends, public holidays and school holidays:
    open daily from 10 am to 5 pm
  • December:
    also open from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from 10 am to 5 pm
  • 25 December and 1 January: closed
  • 24 December and 31 December: open from 10 am to 3 pm
Price A standard admission ticket includes the exhibition.
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Select a date from 5 December to 1 March.