Death of a Cat and a Character

October 9, 2014 by  
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Two weeks ago our beautiful sweet Siamese Boris died. We miss him greatly, not just as a pet but as a friend who always seemed so tuned in to our moods and feelings. He was almost eighteen and had a great life and a good death – yet this does not make the sadness any less, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

The Million Year Picnic

September 26, 2013 by  
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Yesterday, I did a book signing at comic store The Million Year Picnic in Cambridge, and it was a great experience. The store is small but very complete, and they set me up a nice little corner with both of my books, Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics and Science: a Discovery in Comics. The right […]

Booklyn

September 23, 2013 by  
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Yesterday, we were at the Brooklyn Book Festival, which was awesome: great weather, lots of people, lots of sales. Here I am with the merchandise: In the first few hours, before it got really busy, Yiri and I drew this comic: The figure with us behind the booth is our beloved publisher, Terry Nantier. The […]

Double Dutch at SPX

Last weekend, Yiri and I attended the SPX comics convention in Washington DC, where we met our publisher Terry Nantier for the first time, and also fellow NBM authors Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman. Together, we manned the NBM booth, conveniently placed close to the entrance, and had a great time meeting fans and selling […]

The Resonating Brain

In July, I went to Oxford Summer School and attended a course about the human brain – it still resonates with me, and somehow, consciously or subconsciously, these “brain”-drawings keep popping up in the comics I made since. For magazine Open Deur I did an illustration about music – including the route musical sensation takes […]

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