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 […]

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 […]

Uncertainty’s Birthday

February 23, 2014 by  
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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 position or its speed, but not at the same time: one of these, position or speed, will necessarily remain uncertain. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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