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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The human beatbox.

Playing around in the digital media. Just for fun.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The big Prins and Ploes book.

A big book will be created for the Prins and Ploes campagne. Realy big. The size of a newspaper. It will be used as an introduction befor telling Prins and Ploes stories in librarys and schools.

The cover of the book will look something like this.

A sketch for the introduction of all the small animals on the farm.

And these are the bigger animals.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Joop the mole

He is one of the characters on the Prins and Ploes farm. Did this illo in painter.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Some time ago I showed an empty shop-display for the handpuppets in the Prins and Ploes campagne. Lots of white space to fill. Collect all eleven. The display is finished. And the puppets are too. It looks great. Width 95 cm. Now in a petshop near you. If you live in Holland. ;-)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


So much horror in the last three posts. Even the giraffe is crying.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Horror 3.

I found the right style for my horror-story. It has a good black and white feel I think. Click the image for a much bigger version.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Horror 2.

In my six pages horror-story (see previous post) the main character is a woman. At some point in the story she meets herself as a little girl. A cute little girl.

There's a special webpage about the horror-book now. Click the title of this post to go there.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


There's a new comic-book in the making. Horror will be the theme. It's not to often anymore that I do comic. I'm in it for 6 pages now. Here's a sketch.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Playing with paint.

Back from the hollidays. The weather was not too good but of course I had paint and brushes with to pass some time. Tried to alow myself to draw more loose. No sketching with pencil, just paint.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


No blogging for the next two weeks. No working, no nothing. We're gonna spend some time at the Bodensee. Friedrichshafen, Bregenz, don't know yet. Somewhere in this area. See you later.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

A clean start.

I'm working on a new series of postcards. Birthday, baby, a new house, that sort of thing. 16 different designs. And of course there is a weddingcard. Is this couple havig a clean start?

Friday, July 28, 2006

Young talent.

When I was young many professional drawers made time for me. I visited them and send them drawings by mail. Old fashioned mail in an enveloppe. Not email. It was the eighties. They phoned me back to tell me my work was rubbisch. And they told me why. Now that I am a professional myself I try to do the same. At the moment I am working with the very talented 14-year old Jordy Knoop. ( Click the title of this post to go to his daily danger website.) We're doing a story about a bankrobery. With lots of cars. Cars are difficult and I try to push him to do difficult things. Doing easy things over and over again doesn't make you better. Here's a sketch for a car from him.

And this is my reply where I try to show him that he shouln't waste so much time on the details. It's more important to get a grip on the total shape so you can play with the car and put the camera where you want.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Pink and green.

Found this funny illusion in my email. Follow the moving dot with your eyes and it stays pink. Concentrate on the + in the center and the moving dot turns green. Concentrate on the + for a bit longer and the the pink dots disapear completely. Crazy brain we have.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Denzel and Jeppe.

Spend a sunny day at the swimmingpool yesterday. With my brother and sister and their boys. These boys realy are eachothers opposits. And not only in the way they look. A doodle with some photoshopcolors.

And here's a link for
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  • Monday, July 17, 2006


    For the package in my previous post I also did the main ingredients. It was fun to take a closer look at these small plants. You need realy good documentation. And when I see them in the fields now I remember this job. These plants are very important. The world feeds on them.





    Thursday, June 29, 2006

    No more rain.

    Because I'll have my own umbrella soon.
    Papabrella in fact because it will look like Papakraai.
    Here's a picure of him.

    And this is my design for the umbrella. Can't wait to see the real thing.

    Tuesday, June 27, 2006

    I'm singing in the rain.

    And so is Grover. I think he likes it.

    Monday, June 26, 2006

    The World Cup is over.

    Portugal was the better team.
    And the referee was a pig. Orange is over. Pink is the new color.

    Saturday, June 24, 2006

    I'm sorry.

    Oh, oh, one of my three regular visitors complained. I should post more often.
    Okay, okay, here's another Jan Kaman from the KNVB anual.

    Monday, June 05, 2006


    Yesterdayevening the team under 21 wrote history. The first time a Dutch team under 21 reaches the final of a big tournament. And they won.
    European Champion. Wauw, if that was a preview for the coming worldcup.
    Young players grow up fast. As shown on the cover of the KNVB anual.

    Friday, June 02, 2006


    Dutch soccer is doing great. Yesterday the team under 21 beat France and reached the final of the European Championship.
    The big team played a testmatch against Mexico. And they won too. The orange dream is getting bigger and bigger.

    Tuesday, May 30, 2006


    The (sort of) logo we started with. Jan had a Turkisch father. That's where the black string of hair comes from.