Global Power and the Game of Monopoly

August 27, 2014 by  
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Yiri and I are working hard on our next book and have just decided to call it Global Power: a Discovery in Comics, rather than World Domination: a Discovery in Comics. There’s a subtle difference there. I’m so excited about it and really in a nice work flow right now. But the thing is, it won’t be […]

True story

August 16, 2014 by  
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This happened today.

The Foundation of Political Thought

August 2, 2014 by  
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The second part of our Oxford Experience, the deliciously enjoyable Summer school in Christ Church, Oxford’s biggest college, was devoted to the course The Foundation of Political Thought, by Dr. James Panton, who looks like a Scottish motorbike-riding construction worker and talks like Socrates. It was an intense, fast-paced course in which we consecutively looked […]

A Week in the Life…

July 26, 2014 by  
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Last week, Yiri and I attended The Oxford Experience again – a Summer course in Christ Church, Oxford. For five days, we were immersed in an analysis of The Beatles, their music, lyrics and cultural significance. This course was taught by dr. Rikky Rooksby, a true Renaissance Man, who is both schooled as a lecturer on […]

Dutch History part 3

July 18, 2014 by  
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School’s out, but I’m continuing my history lessons to you folks: here’s the next scene in the thrilling life of William I, Holland’s first king. In a previous post, we saw him fleeing to England; now we take a look at his military career: This panel and nine others are still on tour throughout The […]

De Heer DeSigns

July 5, 2014 by  
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A few weeks ago I joined Spoonflower, a site where you can upload your own designs and order them as fabrics and wallpaper. Since then I’ve been having a lot of fun thinking about tiled patterns, color schemes and original themes. This is what my store on Spoonflower currently looks like: I started out looking […]

The Last Link

June 21, 2014 by  
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Since 2010 I got to make comics for student magazine H/Link, periodical of the The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Alas, the paper is folding now – the magazine will continue in cyberspace, but no longer with my comic. So it’s time to look back at four years of student life and the woes and […]

Dutch History part 2

June 5, 2014 by  
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In my earlier blog about the life of Dutch King William I I showed my comic about his youth – now we skip to his adolescence. He had pretty rough teenage years, with war looming all around and a very indecisive and incompetent father who eventually fled the country. Here’s the comic I did about that memorable […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday, Bertrand Russell!

May 18, 2014 by  
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Today is the 142nd birthday of famous philosopher/mathematician Bertrand Russell. He is the one who undermined the indisputability of logic by posing his famous Paradox, which I drew in my book Science: a Discovery in Comics as follows: If you really want to get into Bertrand Russell though, you should read Logicomix, which is an […]

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