Death of a Spaceman

May 27, 2014 by  
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Last week, Dutch astronaut and innovator Wubbo Ockels died at the age of 68. This came as a shock to everyone of my generation who sat glued to the TV screen as a child in 1985, when he went into space. The day after I heard the news, I made this comic: These pages will be part of […]

Pictures in the Sand

June 22, 2013 by  
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Last week I visited the island of Terschelling, where the annual Oerol festival took place, full of art, theater and music. The festival turns the whole island into a stage, or canvas – and it invited me to draw these pictures on the beach: Then I was joined by a couple of kids, who made these […]

I Have the Persia Blues – my Husband is a Brigand!

March 18, 2013 by  
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Last week the digital debut of the graphic novel ‘Persia Blues’ happened, one of the newest releases of my American publisher NBM. I had the pleasure of backing creators Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman through Kickstarter, which bought me the thrilling perk of being depicted as a character in the story! To surprise my husband, […]

How To Pick Those Pivotal Philosophers?

May 24, 2012 by  
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In May 2009 Kees Korenhof of Publishing House Meinema asked me to make a comic book about philosophy, and I had boldly agreed to have it finished in time for the Spring 2010, which meant a deadline in October. I had to sit down and produce. I started out by drawing two introductory chapters to […]

Who Am I and What Am I Thinking?

May 9, 2012 by  
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Do you remember the first thought you ever had? Well, that depends on what you consider a thought. I imagine that, as a baby, even in the womb, I must have felt all kinds of sensations that registered somewhere in my tiny brain as observations, like “I’m cold”, “I’m hungry”, “I’m tired”. Are those thoughts? […]

I Blog, therefore I Am

May 7, 2012 by  
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This month NBM will start announcing my comic ‘Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics’, and I am very happy and excited about it! This book appeared originally in Dutch in 2010, and I am very pleased with the American title NBM came up with. (the original is ‘Philosophy in the Picture’).   Because it IS a […]