Robert Olaf Stoop (march 6th 1946 - march 3rd 1999) was born in Amsterdam and grew up with his mother in Indonesia. He made posters for "provo magazine" and got involved with comics in the 1960's. In 1966 he self-published his comic "de lotgevallen van Rosa" which can be considered to be the first European underground comic. He founded the famous publishing house "the real Free Press" , the lost connection for solid facts, to Stoop, according who ran the operation from a hole in the wall shop on Oude Nieuwstraat in Amsterdam.
Real Free Press imported American underground comics and reprinted the work of, at that time, lon ... read more