After spending a decade in Washington, DC, native-Clevelander Chad Bilyeu emigrated to the Netherlands. He has been residing in Amsterdam since 2009, looking for something different but not certain precisely what. This is the tale of an obstinate autodidact in one of the world’s most infamous places. Amsterdam is a city that most know of but do not know much about. This comic book is a portrait of a diverse metropolis as presented by a man destined to live there.
Cuisine from Surinam. Bikes. Beer. Jenever. Red Light District. "Where are you from?" Old school Hip-Hop. All this and more in the inaugural issue of Chad in Amsterdam.
This first issue of Chad in Amsterdam contains seven stories as rendered by six artists. Everything is conceived, plotted, written, and produced by Chad Bilyeu. Presented with full-color front and rear covers housing 24 pages of lovely black and white artwork. The comic is printed upon pulp-free G-Print paper. The comic is housed in a plastic bag and backing board for shipping. Buyers of this physical edition will immediately get access to the digital edition.
Artists in issue 1, on Instagram:
Kim DeMåne: https://www.instagram.com/delicious_brains/
EKS Graphics: https://www.instagram.com/eks.graphics/
Jared Boggess: https://www.instagram.com/jared_boggess/
Denis Galocha: https://www.instagram.com/tweemuizen/
Chad Bilyeu: https://www.instagram.com/chadinamsterdam/
Bas Schippers: https://www.instagram.com/bas.schippers/
one (1) issue of Chad in Amsterdam no. 01