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Dutch History part 2

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…


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Death of a Spaceman

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…


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Happy Birthday, Bertrand Russell!

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…


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Dutch History part 1

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…


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Minnie is Out!

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…


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History of the Earth in 5 1/2 minutes

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…


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Science and Philosophy hit Korea

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…


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Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day and I’m working on my Super-feminine comic character Minnie, translating her early stories for an upcoming digital release later this year at Northwest Press.


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My Secret Parallel Life

A long time ago, following in the footsteps of my parents, I chose to study theology, and I even graduated – so it’s only by a happy quirk of fate that I’m a comic artist…


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Uncertainty’s Birthday

Today it is 87 years ago that German physicist Werner Heisenberg wrote a letter to fellow scientist Wolfgang Pauli describing his Uncertainty Principle – the principle in Quantum Theory that you can measure an electron’s…