In A bowl of comfort, culinary author Janneke Vreugdenhil, known for her column in NRC Handelsblad, among other things, offers a pearl of a story and several delicious porridge recipes: A little girl takes shelter with her grandmother, by the stove with the mica windows, behind which the flames dance bright blue-orange-yellow. Safe, secure, warm inside and out, by grandma’s love, by grandma’s dad. But where, once grown and granny-less, is she to find comfort when her heart is frozen and her thoughts grow dim? From her memory, of grandma. And from her recipes for porridge, whole grain, oatmeal or rice porridge! A bowl of comfort is attractively illustrated by Hanneke Siemensma. She depicts a subdued and sensitive granny world, recognizable to many, of a rug, teacup with saucer, purring cat and colorful tea towel on the washing line. Little Roaches is a new collection by Loopvis that will start in Septmber 2019. Loopvis plans on a grand entrance in the Netherlands and Belgium bookshops where they will roll a complete card mill, filled with 32 little Roaches. Each booklet comes with a matching envelope. Themed Little Roaches will become small collectibles. As for Themes, think of a story to comfort someone who has a hard time, something about birthdays, being sick or sad, about the death of a relative or pet, about moving, about friends (or the lack of, about getting used to a new school or sister, or about a safari in your own back yard... the list is endless. Categories: There will be 4 categories: fiction, poetry, young and culinary. The aforementioned topics can be found in all these categories. A collection of poems about death in the poetry category, a story about friendship in Young, consoling recipes in a culinary booklet and celebrating a literary treatise on birthday in Literature. Illustrations The most important thing of course is the content. Each booklet is illustrated in 2, 3 or 4 colors, in comics style, or line drawing, or 4 color illustrations. All styles and art are welcome! Frequency: after the first batch of 32 little roaches, every two months four to eight new titles come out, divided over the different categories. In addition, a series of 'special editions' will appear at various times during the year. A series of roaches around a certain (current) theme such as sports, public holidays and so on. Specifications The booklets are 12x17 cm and count 16 pages with a cover of thicker paper. They are bound with a binderstitch, which makes them considerably more elegant than stapled booklets. Everything is produced within the Netherlands. The printing is done by a sustainable printer in Groningen and all paper comes from Europe. The name: even should the earth be devastated, cockroaches will survive. The same applies to us, makers of texts and illustrations: however difficult and how minimal the earnings are, people will always keep writing, drawing, dancing, etc. We hope that our Little Roaches will spread all over the world, just like a plague. And finally: the name lingers. Whether you are horrified by cockroaches or not, it is something that you won’t immediately forget!