Saturday, May 17, 2008

Skyline of summertime.

The comic-shop across the street asked me to do a card. To let his clients know when he will be closed for the hollidays. The sun in squares is his logo and all the info is on the back to keep it a nice clean picture.

This is the second card he asked me to do. The first one was last christmas. No money involved. I get to pick a book from his shop. And I picked this one.

It's priceless. It's hardcover. And it's huge. (45/31 cm)
The character is called G. Rafzerk. He's a gravedigger and works on a cemetery where the dead seem to be not so dead after all. Pierre Tombal in French. Like to see more? Click the title of this post to go the Pierre Tombal website.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Fruits and vitamins.

A few years ago I was asked to do some food-illustrations for a cereal package. The art-director wanted me to do them by hand. No computer involved. I used airbrush, gouache and pencil. Different illustrations for different tastes.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The legend of death.

A coverillustration for a magazine.
A date with death.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Looking backwards.

It's more than 20 years ago that I did a comic for TINA.
A comic-magazine for girls. Most of the magazine had (and still has)
these typical semi-realistictly drawn girl-comics about horses,
make-up, popstars and so on.
My comic was one of the few in a cartoon style.
A few weeks ago I got an email from the magazine that they found
some of my old originals in the archives.
And they were going to send them to me.

An example of what I did for a living 20 years ago.

Monday, December 10, 2007


The Dutch comic magazine ZONE 5300 organised a comic battle for young people.
Click the title of this post for the ZONE website.
Part of the prize was a workshop by a professional illustrator.
Yesterday was the day. A sunday afternoon.
Some pictures of the winning ladys at work in my studio.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Little Things

Are only little things if there's something big standing next to them.

An old sketch in watercolors from my archives.

Monday, December 03, 2007


Did this digital drawing today together with my brothers son.
He's 5 years old.
And he thinks I'm funny.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Excessive snow

Two pages from a 24 page comic I just finished.
Click the image for a larger view.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas cards

Always nice to see your own work printed in the shops.
This years christmascards.

Monday, July 09, 2007

A new placemat for restaurant Witloof.

Still in the proces of making.
The team at the table. Eating mussels.
In pencil.

And a remake of the character on the right.
Always fun to draw a geeky character like this.


The new comic for the local UIT magazin.
We had a holliday like this last year. Hope this year wil be better.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


I am not an animator. But when I'm asked I take the chalenge.
Did this for a show on national television.
Two geeky ladies having a drink.
In cooperation with Maarten Welzen.
Click the title of this post for his website.

Friday, June 01, 2007


A character for a powerpointpresentation about trademarks and patents.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007


I'm working on an illustration with cars for a powerpointpresentation.
The illustration should show chaos. The pencil to start with.

And the ink-version ready for coloring.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

East meets West.

Long ago since my last post. A try-out for the new blogger.
A comic I'm working on for a book that will come out next year called East meets West.
Here's the character. The sign on his stick means "human".

And the first four pages in pencil.

Do click the images to enlarge.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Prins and Ploes.

Last summer we had a short Prins and Ploes musical in holiday park Duinrell. Next year we will have the opportunity to do a show in the small theatre. A short movie maybe that runs in a loop all day long. I scribbled out a scene where Prins wakes up Ploes to go and pick apples. But Ploes is having a dream about her former city life. And for a moment she is scared by the big blue dog.

The black and white picture of the horse is the start.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cathys Corner nr 2.

You know that? You travel 700 km to be away from home and to see some new faces. You go straight from the train to the snow. And the first thing you hear is your own name. In your local dialect. GGGRRRRR.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

From rough scribble to clear ink.

A new placemat for restaurant Witloof. Winter is coming.
The idea was building a snowman.
I put the characters to work in some quick scribbles.

When the snowman was finished they wanted to take a picture. Proud as they were.

But they were not to happy with it. Let's build a bigger snowman.

And do some cleaning on this sketch.
With pencil.

And with inkt.
Have a nice meal.

Click the image to enlarge.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The big Prins and Ploes book. Part 2.

All the characters together in 3 illustrations.
Do click the image to enlarge.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


This picture must be more than 10 years old. I do not have a digital file. It was all done by hand. And I have no idea where the original is. Somewhere in the archives of my publisher I suppose. I scanned this picture from the printed postcard. What a stupid perspective in the arms.
No wonder no one bought the card.

Translation: HOLD ON!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Penguins for christmas.

A new character for next years christmascards. Penguins are hip.

Could it be because of the movie?

Friday, October 20, 2006


A picture from my story for a horrorbook called Bloeddorst (Bloodthurst in English). The book will come out february next year. Interested in more horror? Click the title of this post to go to the Bloeddorst website.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Smitten is the new topic for Illustration Friday. First time I saw the word. The online dictionary came up with this:
1. affected by something overwhelming; "conscience-smitten"; "awe-struck".
2. marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness; "she was crazy about him"; "gaga over the rock group's new album"; "he was infatuated with her".

Could this illo fit the topic?

Cathys corner number 1.

Here's the first episode of the new comic for the november issue of the local UIT magazine. Cathy has her own bar. And she keeps it open after hours for people that have to work late. ;-)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Work in progress

I almost finished my horrorstory for BLOEDDORST. The horrorbook that wil come out in Holland february next year. Here's a work in progress. A girl in trouble. Fragment of page 5. Half in pencil, half already in ink. Click the title of this post to go the Bloeddorst website.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Cathy is Keetie now.

Gave her a new outfit and small cheeks. No idea where this is going to yet.
Maybe she works in a bar.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Cathy and Koos.

I'm working on a new comic-strip. A boy and a girl. For the OUT magazine in my own town. The magazine is about theater, movies, partys and other lokal events. He's a lokal. She is a student from out of town. We'll see.