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'John the Sketch' by Marc Blanco | January 2014

'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


AmsterZoo


Sleepyhead


Feeling like a superhero


When you want something warm


Unemployment


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.

You can see more of his work at marcblanco.com and get in touch via LinkedIn.

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Here's the fun! Clichés, first impressions and ironies of the expat life in Amsterdam. The author of John The Sketch, Marc Blanco, decided that instead of writing a personal diary,...

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