Over the years, he developed a 360° approach around the artists the company supervises and started capturing comedy shows for VRT that he produced as a theatre producer.
This resulted in the launch of The Court Suppliers in 2008.
Many years later, De Hofleveranciers has grown into a company that always puts the total approach first. You can't put the company in one category.
Besides theatre productions, De Hofleveranciers (Peter Rogiers, together with his partner and creative director Renaat Van Ginderachter) produces TV shows, animation series, exhibitions and podcasts.
When Pieter De Poortere joined the company, a publishing house was also set up that initially only published his books, but has since expanded its activities from comics to include educational publications, board games, and non-fiction.
Dickie, Pieter De Poortere's comic strip character, is a strong example of how to take a comic strip to the next level through a 360° approach with already 13 books, 2 animation series seasons, a film in development, its own beer, a clothing line,... and all within the company's values and with care for the identity of the character of the comic strip.
Court Suppliers therefore thinks with organisations how to use the comic strip for multiple applications, including festivals, cities and tourism.
The specialisation of the 360° approach before it was even so named now allows Peter to deliver keynotes on:
- how to become a cultural entrepreneur
- how to build your IP
Not as a theoretical reflection, but tips and tricks for young professionals from their own story of trial and error.
Peter Rogiers Online