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 […]

Dutch History part 1

May 11, 2014 by  
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This year and the next, The Netherlands celebrate their 200th anniversary as a Kingdom. Museum Meermanno asked me to make ten panels about the life of William I, first King of The Netherlands, responsible for the (first) constitution. Last week, these panels were officially revealed in the Public Library in The Hague, and after 2nd […]

Minnie is Out!

April 29, 2014 by  
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I’m very proud to announce that my longest running comic character, Mijntje or Minnie as I’ve called her in english, is out now as a digital comic – the first of a series, containing  both old material dating back as far as 2004, and completely new never-seen-before adventures. For people who know me solely from […]

History of the Earth in 5 1/2 minutes

April 13, 2014 by  
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Last year I made an animated timeline of the Middle Ages, from my book Science: a Discovery in Comics. Now I’ve gone a bit further and animated the entire History of the Earth! Click on the picture and it will take you to the YouTube video:   I’m pretty proud of this. I used Sparkol […]

Science and Philosophy hit Korea

March 21, 2014 by  
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Foreign book publications always remain a bit imaginary and abstract to me – until the moment the book actually arrives and I can hold it physically in my hands. Today, a package from Korea arrived with not one but TWO of my titles: Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics and Science: a Discovery in Comics! They […]

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