At 25, she published her first graphic novel The Return of the Honey Buzzard, which won the Prix Saint-Michel and was adapted to a live-action film. Her international breakthrough came when Blossoms in Autumn was released, a graphic novel about love after 60, written by Belgian comic author Zidrou. Aimée’s most recent graphic novel is Days of Sand (Jours de Sable), about the American Dust Bowl, released in 2021. The book was a bestseller in both the Netherlands and France.
Through the years, Aimée has worked in the animation industry in many different roles. She directed the short film Aurora, created storyboards for Amazon Prime’s Undone, animated a series of 12 music videos for De Wereld Draait Door and created 6 animated short films for the Rijksmuseum’s new exhibition Slavery. Her biggest animation project was Behind the Telescopes, a 71-minute long theatrical film, made together with harpist Lavinia Meijer and Arthur Antoine.
In this in-depth interview we’ll have a look at how it was for her to work on such exciting projects, as well as creating and publishing comics and graphic novels.