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publications 2014

aPUCKalypse
March 2014,
'Strano' ('Strange')
A special edition of Puck magazine
edited by Ivan Hurricane, with more than 100 contributors,
under which are many leading comic artists.
facebook.com/puckmagazine


Tiny Pencil 3
2014
edited by Amber Hsu
'The Feast of the Beast',
poem and illustrations by Tobias
For an interview with Tobias see:
www.tinypencil.com/tobias-tak-interview
www.tinypencil.com



2013

The Comix Reader 5
November 2013
'The Lunch'
"Strange Atrraction" collaboration with
Tanya Meditzky and Kevin Ward.




2012

The Comix Reader 4
August 2012
Front and back cover by Tobias Tak.
Back cover story:
'Cancíon Tonta'
1921, a poem by Federico García Lorca.


Film Fanfare
The history of Dutch Movies through 51 comics
March 2012.
poster design and comic page for
'Komedie om Geld'
1936, directed by Max Ophüls.
Editors: Gert Jan Pos and Willem Thijssen;
published by Oog & Blik/De Bezige Bij; cover design by Joost Swarte.


The Comix Reader 3
March 2012, edited by Richard Cowdry
'The Tree'
written by Tanya Meditzky, drawn by Tobias Tak.



2011

POOD 4
November 2011
Edited by Geoff Grogan, Kevin Mutch and Alex Rader,
published by Big If Comics.
'ZIZMO EATS FOOD'
The second episode in the new long tale about the adventures of Zizmo the Cat and his pal Hemingway the monkey. After the starnge Marquise Fridoline de Parabou von Schlampenhausen loses her slipper while running home from the ball, Zizmo gets involved with a nasty goblin who messes up his face when he fails to return a precious ball-gown when the clock strikes twelve!
To be continued!!

The COMIX READER
issue 2
Summer 2011 Edited by Richard Cowdry
'Sandra and Nottie do Life'
The two eccentric ladies Sandra and Nottie philosophize about life and
come out with some shocking revelations while painting the room and
practicing skills on the unicycle and the double bass. The hilarious script is written by Marc Forde.

BARE BONES
issue 6
'HOOLA THE HESITATING WHORE'
Spring 2011
Edited by Harry Malt
Short story especially created for Bare Bones.

LEGUN 
issue 5
Illustrations for 'Gaboon's Daymare'
Spring 2011
Edited by Neal Fox, Bill Bragg, Steph von Reiswitz and Chris Bianchi 

POOD 3
Spring 2011
Edited by Geoff Grogan, Kevin Mutch and Alex Rader,
published by Big If Comics.
'Zizmo and the Escapists'
Zizmo the cat in the first episode of this new long fantastical tale.
Zizmo has enough of the world he's living in, and he and some of his friends manage to escape to another dimension...




2010

POOD 2
released by Diamond, December 2010.
Edited by Geoff Grogan and Kevin Mutch,
published by "Big If Comics"
'Gaboon's Giant Journey'
Gaboon meets Poompele again, his dream-maker, and they try to escape the terrible teeth of the hungry dream-eater, the one who tries to eat Gaboon so he'll be trapped in his 'daymare', and won't be able to ever wake up...


BARE BONES
issue 5
edited by Harry Malt, November 2010
Image from 'HIGH AND LOW SOCIETY'
see: http://www.Quarterlybarebones.blogspot.com


LEGUN FÖR NYBÖRJARE
published September 2010 by Orosdi-Back,
Stockholm. (ISBN 978-91-86593-05-6).
'Mr. More-On Fries an Egg', and 'Mr. More-On Goes Shopping'


BARE BONES
issue 4.
Subtitle: "We are done for". Title drawing: 'Demons and Daymares'
Edited by Harry Malt, April 2010
see: http://www.Quarterlybarebones.blogspot.com


THE COMIX READER
issue 1.
Title of strip: 'A CLASSY DRESS'
Edited by Richard Cowdry, November 2010
'A Classy Dress'. KLazeena tries to live up to Schlenzy's glamour, but gets tricked by an evil Tree-Wizard, and ends up wearing a horrid demonic dress with talking, 'class-conscious' heads.
see: http://www.Thecomixreader.com


POOD 1
Edited by Geoff Grogan and Kevin Mutch.
'Don't Forget to Remember not to Forget'
Here we see Gaboon in a never ending story, confronted by his own Memory, which he seems to loose and find forever, climbing up and down the "Tree of Forgetfulness"

'... playfully surreal and downright magical,Tobias Tak's "Don't Forget to Remember" is suitable for framing.'
Travalanche (Archive for the Comics/Cartoon Art Category)
'The color put their resources to good especially Tobias' dreamy, cyclical strip, which has no start or end panel- it's Winsor McCay with a touch of Brendan McCarthy'
BB Alternative Review Group, issue 143.
http://www.poodcomics.blogspot.com




2009

GABOONS DAYMARE AND OTHER STORIES
Published by Swingstreet in July 2009
Following 'UPSIDE DOWN', this is the second volume of short stories by Tobias, including previously published work and 3 never before released stories:
'Mr. More-On loses his dog',
'Mr. More-On fries an egg'
and
An 'Egg-citing Tale'.
'Gaboon’s Daymare' appears in full color for the first time. The book features our regulars like Gaboon and Schlenzy, but also the wacky Mr. More-On and the absurd dream-maker Poompele.


2008

HOLLANDS DIEP
literary and cultural magazine
issue 9, December 2008/ January 2009
Two page spread of Mikhail Bulgakov’s
'The Master and Margarita'


LEGUN
issue 4
published by Le Gun Publishing; edited by Neal Fox, Rob Greene, Bill Bragg;
July 2008.
'Gaboon rides Schlenzy's train'
In this 4 pager Gaboon ridicules Schlenzy's feminine charm and 'glamour', but after he slips, falls, and slides into a nightmarish Underworld, he is saved by exactly that glamour...


BLURRED VISION 4
published by Blurred Books, New York City.
‘Gaboon’s Daymare’
This is the new version of the story which has appeared earlier in Dutch magazine 'ZOZOLALA' .
Gaboon meets a strange little creature responsible for his dreams...


HOTWIRE, issue 2
edited by Glenn Head, published by Fantagraphics Books Inc.
‘Gaboon meets the 10 inch giant’
Gaboon, the main character of Tobias’ graphic novels, is the star of this seven page story, in full colour.


TYPHON
edited by Danny Hellman
‘Piff the Prancing Pixie, part 2’
The sequel of the story about the annoying song-and-dance pixie, Piff.
This time he gets swallowed by a monstrous ogre.



2006

LEGUN,
issue 3
published by Le Gun Publishing; edited by Neal Fox, Rob Greene, Bill Bragg;
One page (in full colour) of Tobias’ 90-page graphic novel The House of Pamplemousse. For the third issue of this art magazine initiated by students of the Royal College of Art in London.




2005

LEGUN, issue 2
published by Le Gun Publishing; edited by Neal Fox, Rob Greene, Bill Bragg;
Two pages of Tobias’ graphic novel The Ninth Daily Mirror. For the second issue of this art magazine initiated by students of the Royal College of Art in London.


BLOOD ORANGE 4
published by Fantagraphics; edited by Chris Polkki
Gardenia’, or a fluff’s flight’
This is a multi-layered story, set in a strange and magical world until the focus shifts to a film noir setting in 1940s America. A flower seed starts off a chain reaction of big events. (Story after a concept by Patty Deeders).


ZOZOLALA, issue 142
edited by Jef Nieuwenhuis, Hans van Soest, Toon Dohmen, Gerard Zeegers and Hans Pols.
‘Gaboon’s Daymare’
In this short story, the wizard Gaboon gets confronted by a strange creature, who seems to have stepped out of a dream, and claims to be responsible for creating Gaboon's frightening daymares. Soon Gaboon finds himself traveling on a dreamcloud with this little monster...


2004

LEGUN, issue 1
published by Le Gun Publishing; edited by Neal Fox, Rob Greene, Bill Bragg;
‘Titbit von Twinkenhausen the two-headed troll’
A one page story created for the first issue of this art magazine initiated by students of the Royal College of Art in London. The story was drawn in a style reminiscent of the classic cartoons of the 1930s.


BLOOD ORANGE 2
published by Fantagraphics Books Inc.; edited by Chris Polkki
‘One Wish’
Editor Chris Polkki commissioned Tobias to draw a one page story. We encounter a small pixie who saves a weird looking monster from drowning and then gets the opportunity to make just one wish...


BLOOD ORANGE 1
published by Fantagraphics Books Inc.; edited by Chris Polkki
‘Fanny and Benny go to a Ball’
This four pager partly based upon a children’s nursery rhyme (‘Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle’) gives us a peak into the surreal world of an old bucket and a vain feathered fan.


2003

LEGAL ACTION COMICS 2
published by Dirty Danny Legal Defense Fund; edited by Danny Hellman
‘Piff the Prancing Pixie, part 1’
This tale, starring Piff an irritating, dancing pixie, ends with a visual joke.


UPSIDE DOWN
distributed by Top Shelf
‘Upside Down’ and ‘Klazeena goes Polka Dotty’
This is the first volume dedicated entirely to Tobias’ work. Follow the exploits of Gaboon and his cousin Klazeena, who find themselves thrown into a strange world, where nothing is as it seems. The creatures in the Upside Down World can change their appearance, personality and mood when turned upside down...


2002

LORNA MILLER’S WITCH 3
published by SLG Publishing (Slave Labour Comics)
‘A Furry Tale’
After a chance meeting in mid air on a plane to Barcelona, Lorna Miller invited Tobias to make a guest appearance in her own comic ‘WITCH’. The tale Tobias created features Klazeena and Gaboon the wizard, who encounter a fur stealing witch called Lucy Fur.




2000

WORMHOLE 1
published and edited by Ronald Cornelissen for Time Stereo
‘Klazeena goes Polka Dotty’
We meet the outrageous Klazeena, who after buying a polka dot dress falls through one of the dots into another dimension. Here she meets some really wacky and weird beings and at one point her clothes get the better of her. Things come to a terrifying climax when she encounters the ruler of the land, the evil Scissor Man...


1981
TALENT (TANTE LENY), issue 7
published by Drukwerk, Amsterdam; edited by: Hanco Kolk, Har van Fulpen.
Other artists include: Jacques Tardi, Evert Geradts, Hanco Kolk, Peter Pontiac, Kamagurka.

TALENT (TANTE LENY), issue 5
published by: Drukwerk, Amsterdam; edited by: Hanco Kolk, Har van Fulpen, Evert Geradts.


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