I was born in 1966, grew up in the South of Holland, where I spent some years at art school in the 1980s. I had been doing comics since age 7. The advent of the xerox machine made self-publishing possible for a whole generation and I was one of those who rose to the occasion. This resulted in titles such as Onbegrijpelijke Verhalen, Mandragoora, Dr. Molotow, Fun&Games, Thank God it’s Ugly and some other rare one-shots.
Some of them are anthologies that came forth from rather whimsical collaborations through the mail with artists from several countries, including Matthias Giesen, Daniel W. Core, Chris Crielaard, Jakob Klemencic, Prof. Bad Trip, Karen Platt, Mike Diana, Berend Vonk, Kapreles, Matthias Lehmann and Olle Berg. This also resulted in illustrations and comics for many international magazines. This was years before internet and of course, many of them have since long folded.
I am currently an editor for the Rotterdam-based magazine Zone 5300 (where I reside these days), writing comics criticism for Dagblad De Limburger (a Dutch newspaper), doing illustrations, translations and everything that comes with that. My most recent books are Troglodytes #1, 2 and 3 published by Oog & Blik (Amsterdam) Troglodytes at Top Shelf Comix (Portland, US) and Sine Qua Non at Les Editions de l’An 2 (Angoulême, France), in cooperation with Oog & Blik.
I did illustrations for a variety of clients, including Skepter, De Humanist, Webber, Sesamstraat Maandblad, Jumbo, Kennisnet to name a few mainstream ones, had exhibitions in Galerie Lambiek in Amsterdam, the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, Una Volta in Bastia (France), Centro Leon Cavallo in Milano (Italy), No Name Gallery in Minneapolis (US) and a list of other places. In 1992, I was rewarded with the Best New Talent price at the Haarlemse Stripdagen. In 2001, I received a grant form the Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Architectuur en Vormgeving, which allowed me to revamp my style and work on Sine Qua Non.More info can be requested at: firstname.lastname@example.org