In Holland, they started to make an occasional Disney story in 1953. From 1965-1969, they let the Toonder Studios make four-page stories with Li'l Bad Wolf and Hiawatha. Harry says that these stories are very Dutch, and that he thinks that no foreigner would understand them.
In 1969, the publisher Geļllustreerde Pers (= Illustrated Press) started its own production.
In 1972, GP was renamed to Oberon; about 1990, the Disney part of Oberon became GP again.
GP. In 1971, they started to code the stories with an
Hinstead (= Holland).
From 1969 to 1972, the stories were only numbered by character, e.g., GP-MM-1 (= GP's first story with Mickey Mouse).
From 1973 to 1978, the stories were numbered by year
character, e.g., H-DD-7418.
(In Gladstone reprints the `DD' was removed from the code,
Since 1979, the stories are numbered by year only, e.g., H 7934 (= story #34 from 1979).
Note that the story is assigned with the script is made -- the art
may be made later. An example is Jippes's
first 10-page Duck story.
It has the code
H DD 7418 as it was written in 1974, even though it
was not until 1977 that he
drew it (and Ben Verhagen inked it).
For information on the normalized story codes in the Inducks, see this page on Harry Fluks's Bolderbast site. Note that the story code conversions done by the web searches don't handle all formats of the H codes, so you may have to use the Inducks codes more or less literally.
Famous "Dutch" artists are Daan Jippes, Freddy Milton (a Dane), Ben Verhagen, Mau Heymans, Volker Reiche and Jan Gulbransson (both Germans).
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