LOVE

January 24, 2014 by  
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This week, Yiri and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. Every relationship has its own “creation myth”, so to speak; its own tale of How It All Began, to be told at dinner tables using all-encompassing gestures and eliciting “Aawww”s from the audience – here is ours:

Women in Science

January 12, 2014 by  
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Today it is exactly 99 years ago that the United States House of Representatives rejected an amendment to give women the right to vote. A representative of Ohio illuminated his position by explaining: “The women of this smart capital are beautiful. Their beauty is disturbing to business; their feet are beautiful; their ankles are beautiful, but here […]

The WiiU and me

January 6, 2014 by  
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For the holidays I got a Nintendo WiiU – that awesome game device you can use to play all kinds of entertainment directly on your TV screen, or, in this new version, on a beautiful touchscreen pad, which lets you enjoy features such as Art Academy, which is basically a digital drawing set of pencils […]

2014!

December 30, 2013 by  
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Merry Christmas – have some Easter Eggs!

December 21, 2013 by  
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An Easter egg is: “an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in a work such as a computer program, movie, book, or crossword.” I have hidden a few easter eggs in my books, and today, as we’re approaching Christmas, I’ll reveal some of them to you. When you open Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics, the first thing you see is the endsheets (only […]

Philosophy and Science in Korea

December 17, 2013 by  
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In a few months, Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics and Science: a Discovery in Comics will be published in South Korea. I’m very thrilled about this! It’s really strange to see my work translated into a language I can’t read at all. I love the Korean letters, they look really mysterious and elegant: The publisher […]

Science: Happy Birthday, Ada Lovelace!

December 10, 2013 by  
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Today 198 years ago Ada Lovelace was born – an exceptionally bright woman who became the first ever computer programmer. She led a short but interesting and in the end rather tragic life, which I’d like to commemorate with this comic: This page is actually NOT from my book Science: a Discovery in Comics, but from […]

‘t Is the Season…

December 1, 2013 by  
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Festivities are in the air – here in Holland we have no less than TWO this month. On the 5th of December, we celebrate Sinterklaas, the white-bearded saint from Spain, who visits our country with his army of Black Petes to shower the children with lavish gifts. Here’s a comic I did in 2006, combining […]

Science: Happy Evolution Day!

November 24, 2013 by  
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It’s Evolution Day – the anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species! Today, 154 years ago, Darwin’s work finally appeared in print, more than twenty years after he returned from his famous journey with The Beagle. To celebrate, here are two pages from my book Science: a Discovery in […]

The End of a Comic

November 11, 2013 by  
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It’s part of a comic artist’s life that assignments come and go. Last year, I was asked by magazine Open Deur to make a comic for their back page. It was a bit of an experiment for them, for the run of one year. And now the year is over and they decided to discontinue […]

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