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. 

Aimée de Jongh

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

Judith Vanistendael

Judith Vanistendael is an award-winning Belgian cartoonist and illustrator.

Mei-Li Nieuwland

Mei-Li Nieuwland works as an illustrator and concept artist.
A working grant of € 2,500 allocated on 19/09/2017.
Fonds Pascal Decroos


'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