Friday, December 21, 2012


Two magazines published interviews about my Marten Toonder drawings. First it was Stripschrift with a two page article and a cover illustration.
Last week 'Goede Papieren', the magazine of 'Letterkundig Museum' came out with a 4 page-interview.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Interested in Toonder illustrations?

Are you interested in the illustrations I've made about Marten Toonder? There's a nice booklet in which they are collected and each of the illustrations are available as a Piezography, signed and numbered.
If you want to order something, please send me an email:

The booklet, containing all 6 illustrations with real cut out windows.
Price: Euro 7,50 (without shipping costs)
(I will of course sign it for you)

Piezography The Bommelstories, 70x50 cm, 35 copies, signed and numbered,
Price: 100,- (without shipping costs)

Piezographies Childhood, Toonderstudio's, Toonders' language,
Care for the environment, Ireland, 70x50 cm, 7 copies, signed and numbered,
Price: 200,- each (without shipping costs).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Marten Toonder, Een Dubbel Denkraam.

100 years ago the famous Marten Toonder, creator of f.i. 'the Bommel-stories' was born. At 'the Letterkundig Museum' The Hague an exhibition about his life and works runs till the 31th of january 2013.
Marten Toonder was a man with 2 sides: artist and writer, loner and actor, realist and magician... I was asked to catch those characteristics in 6 illustrations on the most important themes of his life:
his childhood in Rotterdam, Toonderstudio's in WW2, his characteristic use of language, care for the environment, his Bommel-stories and his life in Ireland.
In every illustration I created an inside and outside world, which contain a kind of contrast.
The illustrations are printed on 100 x 70 cm's in the lenticular technique, which gives a magical effect, because details change when walking by.

If you like you can order the illustrations as Piezographies (that's not a Lenticular, but a beautiful Full Color print) , signed and numbered, on 70 x 50 cm's. The museum also published a booklet, in which the window of each illustration is cut out.
Interested in a piezography or the booklet? Please send me an email:



Toonders' language

Care for the environment

the Bommel-stories


the Booklet

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Last two strips

Here are my last two strips for the 'Bovenbazen' story in NRC. All strips will be published as a collection by 'de Bezige Bij'. Presented at the opening of the 'Toonder-expo' at 'Letterkundig museum' on the 11th of october and in store half of october. I really liked working on it!

Monday, July 2, 2012

3d Strip in NRC

Today in NRC: my 3d strip of Marten Toonders' 'Bovenbazen'.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Exhibition Marten Toonder

Currently I'm working on some imagery that will be integrated in a large exhibition about the life of Marten Toonder. The expo will be at the 'Letterkundig Museum' The Hague and is designed by Vorm Vijf. It will open at the 11th of october. Here are some first sketches. More coming up soon!

On Why I Love This Book!

You can find my one-minute-story about 'Scherven' on the nice website
Why I Love This Book.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Today in NRC

Today my second contribution to Marten Toonders' 'Bovenbazen' was published in NRC newspaper.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Stripdagen Haarlem

Tomorrow and sunday Haarlem will be celebrating 'de Stripdagen' again. The city will be a place for comic artists, their work and fans. Very special this year: more than 70 shops have given artists the opportunity to expose their work. A beautiful initiative from Stijn Schenk (Stichting Beeldverhaal).
The Society Shop Haarlem (Zijlstraat 87) has given me the possibility to show my work. You can find it in the windows and inside. On sunday I will be there to sign my books (between 14 and 17 hrs.). And tomorrow I will attend the Oog & Blik booth between 15 and 17 hrs. (at the Philharmonie) to do the same.

Monday, May 14, 2012

First strip in NRC

Today my first strip of Marten Toonders' is published in NRC.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Beautiful words

Sometimes I get very kind reactions on my stories and books. Mostly on comic-festivals, sometimes by email. Yesterday I received one from a French fan that I'd like to share with you, because it fills me pride:
"I've just finished to read 'Jeux de mémoire' and want you to know how I loved it...The drawings fits perfectly the characters, the stories are very true (all very personnal but, in fact, everyone could recognize something he knows..)Your very film style which, with its close-up and its tight plans, strengthens the impression of intimacy with your characters.For all this, thank you...I've seen that your next book (Scherven?) is about to be published and I'm very waiting for it As I think that I'll not meet you one day, is it possible to have a drawing to put in your book, it'll be a wonderful gift...Thank you for this and, once again, congratulations..."

Drawing Toonders' 'Bovenbazen'

This year it's 100 years ago that Marten Toonder was born. There will be a lot of events all around the year. Last wednesday his Bommel story 'Bovenbazen' started again in NRC newspaper. 100 strips, but now drawn by 20 different artists like Dick Matena, Thé Tjong Khing, Henk Kuijpers, Erik Kriek etc... I was also asked to make 5 strips, following the story, but drawn in my own style. On the 14th of may you can see my first strip.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Nice review on 'Soldaat van Oranje'

On the Forbidden Planets' blog a very nice review on 'Soldaat van Oranje', that I made for the  'Filmfanfare' project. You can read it here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nomination for Jeux de mémoire

'Jeux de mémoire' is nominated for the 'Prix BD 2012. The prize is initiated by 'L'Institut Français' in Spain and meant to promote French comics in Spain. 'Jeux de mémoire' is nominated together with comics like 'Blacksad' (Guarnido/Diaz Canales), 'Ralph Azham' (Trondheim) and 'Incognito' (Brubaker/Phillips). Really something to be proud of! Of course you can vote: Prix BD 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

For sale: 'Memory of Holland' Piezography

Now available as a Piezography: 'Memory of Holland', my visual translation of the famous Dutch poem by Hendrik Marsman. A limited edition of 35 signed copies, size: 40 x 50 cm. The price is 50,- euros.
A piezography is high qualitative print with more than 100 years color-guarantee.
Are you interested? Please send me an email:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Soldaat van Oranje for Filmfanfare

Finally Filmfanfare was presented yesterday. The first copy was presented to the famous Dutch actress Willeke van Ammelrooy. Now I can show you my contribution to the book. I have made a movie poster and a comic page on 'Soldaat van Oranje', directed by Paul Verhoeven. On the poster I've used the famous scene of main character Erik (Rutger Hauer): in black tie on a motorbike.
To put a movie in one comic page is not an easy job. I have chosen to draw a combination of scenes. In the centre you can see the well known scene of the six student-friends. Around it a key-scene of every main character. All in grayish full color. In the background: 'Scheveningen' beach by night -in warm grey- when Erik lands to get in contact with a resistance group.
Filfanfare is published by Oog & Blik / de Bezige Bij.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Presentation Filmfanfare

As I mentioned before, on the 31th of march, during the Comic Art Fair in Utrecht, Filmfanfare will be presented. The book contains tributes to 50 Dutch movies by f.i. Joost Swarte, Hank Kolk, Guido van Driel and Erik Kriek. You will find movies like 'Turks Fruit', 'de Aanslag', 'de Vierde Man' and 'Soldaat van Oranje', which is my contribution. The first copy of the book will be handed to somebody well known from the movies. Who? That's still unknown. The presentation starts at 14.00 hrs. Within a few days I will show you some sketches of my work.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Comic Art Fair 2012

On saturday the 31th of march I will attend the Comic Art Fair in the the St. Jans church in Utrecht. I will bring all kind of different stuff. Also the book 'Filmfanfare' (including my contribution 'Soldaat van Oranje') will be launched. More information coming soon.

New pages Scherven sequel.

After doing some different project I've been working on the sequel to Scherven for the last months.
I've done the line artwork of more than 50 pages till now. Here are some.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Interview on Actua BD

On the French comic-website Actua BD you can find an interview made by Didier Pasamonik when I was in Nerac last october. You can find it here. (Hope you speak French...).