Als Verdriet op bezoek komt

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The Dutch translation of my book ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ is very special to me. As Dutch is my native language I translated it myself, together with the editor from Leopold, who understands the book very well. I grew up with many of the books published by Leopold, so you can imagine when I heard it would be published by them, I was over the moon.

This is a repost from @dekinderboekwinkel in Amsterdam. You should check out all their other Book Face Friday posts, they’re so much fun!

Book presentation in the Scheltema of ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’, published by Leopold

Hello! After my book presentation of the Dutch edition ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ with Leopold, I had some lovely, quiet days with my family in the Netherlands. To all those who came along to the presentation I want to say thank you. Thank you for being wonderful people and wanting to share a bit of my journey and being supportive. Even though it makes me highly uncomfortable to be in the middle of the attention and have to speak in front of a group of people, I was in a room filled with lots of my favourite people and people I admire and am very fond of - which made it all a bit easier. I have discovered a new type of sadness however, which is mixed with a feeling of shortcoming,  as I only had a few minutes with everyone to have a conversation, sometimes after years of not seeing each other! Thanks to Ria, Rosanne and Manja from Leopold for being there and being a wonderful publisher and @scheltemaboekverkopers and Christiaan for being a wonderful host. I used to work at the Scheltema, a long time ago (which I forgot to mention), so it felt extra special to have my book launch there. Check my Instagram stories for some photos of the presentation.Only 1,5 month left before ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’ is officially released! I’ll be sharing more about that soon. If you think you might be interested in attending a book launch in London or Cambridge you can message me your e-mail address so you get a personal invitation. ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’, @andersenpress, January 3d. Artwork from 2016: collage from a short sequence without narrative with houses and red suns, made during my study. I might try turning this into a risograph print one day. #AlsVerdrietOpBezoekKomt #uitgeverijleopold #WhenSadnessComesToCall #evaeland#picturebook #childrensbookillustration #childrensbooks #workinprogress #collage #tinyhouse #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #childrensmentalhealth #letstalkaboutsadness #smallactsofselfcare #consolationandcomfort
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Hello! After my book presentation of the Dutch edition ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ with Leopold, I had some lovely, quiet days with my family in the Netherlands.

To all those who came along to the presentation, I want to say thank you. Thank you for being wonderful people and wanting to share a bit of my journey and being supportive. Even though it makes me highly uncomfortable to be in the middle of the attention and have to speak in front of a group of people, I was in a room filled with lots of my favourite people and people I admire and am very fond of – which made it all a bit easier.
I have discovered a new type of sadness, however, which is mixed with a feeling of shortcoming, as I only had a few minutes with everyone to have a conversation, sometimes after years of not seeing each other!

Thanks to Ria, Rosanne and Manja from Leopold for being there and being a wonderful publisher and @scheltemaboekverkopers and Christiaan for being a wonderful host. I used to work at the Scheltema, a long time ago (which I forgot to mention), so it felt extra special to have my book launch there.

Only 1,5 month left before ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’ is officially released! I’ll be sharing more about that soon. If you think you might be interested in attending a book launch in London or Cambridge you can message me your e-mail address so you get a personal invitation. ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’, @andersenpress, January 3d.

Artwork from 2016: collage from a short sequence without narrative with houses and red suns, made during my study. I might try turning this into a risograph print one day.

Hibernation



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Even though I’d love to go into hibernation and hide under the blanket – the world is still moving as fast as ever – and I have a book launch to prepare for! ⠀
If you happen to be in Amsterdam today (Friday 16th) feel free to drop by in the Scheltema (Rokin 9), and say hello and celebrate the launch of ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ with me. We are starting at 16.00 pm. All are welcome.⠀

This was one of the images from an earlier iteration of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’, that didn’t make it into the book eventually.

Als Verdriet op bezoek komt

Before I forget: if you are in Amsterdam on the 16th and you would like to join me at the book launch of the Dutch edition of my book, ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ (Leopold, November 14th), let me know within a few days, so we can make sure there will be enough to drink for everyone 🥂. It will be at the @scheltemaboekverkopers, I used to work there, years ago!The UK edition of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’ with @andersenpress will be available from 3d and we are planning a book launch on Blue Monday (apparently the saddest day of the year). So just hang in there for a bit longer... #alsverdrietopbezoekkomt #evaeland #uitgeverijleopold #whensadnesscomestocall
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Before I forget: if you are in Amsterdam on the 16th and you would like to join me at the book launch of the Dutch edition of my book, ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ (Leopold, November 14th), let me know within a few days, so we can make sure there will be enough to drink for everyone 🥂. It will be at the @scheltemaboekverkopers, I used to work there, years ago!
The UK edition of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’ with @andersenpress will be available from 3d and we are planning a book launch on Blue Monday (apparently the saddest day of the year). So just hang in there for a bit longer…

Als Verdriet op bezoek komt

CORRECTION: the Dutch edition will be out on 14th November instead of 31st October. Lets talk about sadness... soon. But first: only 2,5 more weeks before the  publication day for the Dutch version of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’. (@andersenpress, available from 3d January). ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ will be available from 14st November. I’m so happy and proud that one of my favourite Dutch publishers Leopold decided to publish it, I could hardly believe it when I found out. I’ve spent many hours as a child reading their books. Also, together with Ria Turkenberg from Leopold I translated my own book to Dutch, my mother language. I have even more respect for translators now - as it’s truly an art form in itself. NL: Daar is ie dan, de Nederlandse editie van mijn eerste prentenboek. Als je hem tegenkomt in het wild, kan je mij een foto sturen? Wees niet bang voor Als Verdriet op bezoek komt! Het is een troostrijk boek - en hopelijk helpt het groot en klein om met iets meer compassie en begrip met deze soms lastige emotie om te gaan.

Only 2,5 more weeks before the publication day of the Dutch version of ‘When Sadness Comes to Call’. (@andersenpress, available from 3d January). ‘Als Verdriet op bezoek komt’ will be available from 14st November.

I’m so happy and proud that one of my favourite Dutch publishers Leopold decided to publish it, I could hardly believe it when I found out. I’ve spent many hours as a child reading their books. Also, together with Ria Turkenberg from Leopold I translated my own book to Dutch, my mother language. I have even more respect for translators now – as it’s truly an art form in itself.
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