'John the Sketch' by Marc Blanco | January 2014
Like many of us, John The Sketch is an expat in the Netherlands who is discovering the curious etiquette of Dutch culture.
This simple but witty comic character captures clichés, first impressions and ironies of the expat life. When he first arrived to the country, the author of John The Sketch, Marc Blanco, decided that instead of writing a personal diary, he would draw it - "It's more fun" he added.
Marc explains that, "being new in a new country is always hard, so John The Sketch shows expats that they are not alone, and we all go through similar and funny experiences." Enjoy!
Bike keys lost
The ideal candidate
Feeling like a superhero
When you want something warm
Against the wind
Drunk people also throw bikes to the canals
Did the canal eat my bike?
About Marc Blanco
Working between film and advertising, Marc Blanco recently arrived in Amsterdam looking for new job opportunities.
Marc created John The Sketch when he first moved from Barcelona to London in 2009. After living his last two years in Paris, Marc decided to take a new step and bring his character to the Netherlands.