In October 2017 cartoonists Judith Vanistendael, Aimée de Jongh and Mei-Li Nieuwland visited the refugee camps of Moria and Kara Tepe on Lesvos.

Although photography in the camps is forbidden, they could record what they saw in their sketchbooks. Once at home, they drew three different reports, in three different styles, that show the daily lives of the refugees in a unique way. 

Team members

Aimée de Jongh

Aimée de Jongh (1988) is an animator, comic author and illustrator from Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

A working grant of € 2,500 allocated on 19/09/2017.


'Moria', Judith Van Istendael, Drawing the times.
Europe's waitingroom, Aimée de Jongh, Drawing the times. 
One day in Kara Tepe, Mei-Li Nieuwland, Drawing the times.  
(in English)


Judith in Moria - dS Weekblad, 9/12/2017

Over de opvangkampen op Lesbos kan je wel tien strips maken - NRC, 22/12/2017

De wachtkamer van Europa - NRC, 23/12/2017

Een dag in Kara Tepe - NRC, 23/12/2017


"Met zes in een kleine festivaltent: daar was ik niet op voorbereid" - Radio1.be, 23/12/2017

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