the idea behind this very first comic strip album-cover for ALFRED J KWAK, sometime in 1986, was to show a typical dutch reddish-brown brickwall with ALFRED’S nameplate and an attached photograph of the duck. we dropped the idea soon because the ‘design’ approach was too cold and too unpersonal for the introduction of a new comic-series. instead we chose a more moody scene from the story with a sad ALFRED in the middle of a duch winter landscape. it was a good decision, because it was that cover that caught the eye of our tv-series producer DENNIS LIVSON at the frankfurt bookfair.
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