Jesus - fact and fiction

Cover and feature illustration for the NRC cultural section. The article deals with uncertainties about the historical figure of Jesus.


This sunday my book De Aanslag was awarded in the category 'best graphic novel of 2015.' Quite an honour; its a major prize for comics in The Netherlands.

My colleague Mars Gremmen won the prize for best children's comic and Maaike Hartjes was awarded the special prize for her entire works.

Benno Hulsing

I can't resist it, I'll go brag about my son Benno. This year he started to make one drawing a day and posts them on Instagram. He's 11 years old, quite cool. The drawings are accompanied by pretty weird and beautiful texts. That Black and white one is a portrait he did of an uncombed, unshaven me on a way too early saturday morning.

NRC Handelsblad - illustrations

Illustration for a review of Harry Mulisch' posthumously published book De ontdekking van Moskou (The discovery of Moscow), dealing with a writer hiding in a ruin writing about a writer who writes about a writer - ad infinitum.

Arrived on my doorstep the same day - Oeverloos - a newspaper in comic form about the North of Amsterdam, where I spend all of my childhood so I could make this comic as an expert.

Box of books

My new book! Smells and feels good. It'll be in stores on April 24. De Aanslag (The Assault), based on a classic Dutch novel by Harry Mulisch.


Illustration for Schokkend Nieuws to accompany a little article on a short scifi film called Baardmos (Usnea) by Kim Kokosky Deforchaux.


Gouache for the cover of film magazine Schokkend Nieuws. I was aiming for the classic cover work of Basil Gogos (I admire him a lot).

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The assault #5

In two days my new book The Assault (De aanslag) wil be printed. Color corrections and print preparation proved to be a pretty big job for all it's 170 pages so now I'm in bed with a flu. I have to thank Geurt Naber, who does this production for Oog & Blik/De Bezige Bij, for all his efford and enthusiasm!

The assault #4

Mediterranean scene from my upcoming book De Aanslag (The assault). With a little salute to Franquin!

The Assault - De aanslag #3

Three weeks left to finish the last pages for my new book! I left a couple of detailed spreads for last. The book is to appear in May. Stay tuned!


Another track I found while cleaning up storage. I made this in I think 1999. The track is called Repulsion because the main guitar riff is from the Chico Hamilton soundtrack of Roman Polanski's movie. I think I lifted the guitar and vibe solo's from a library record by Hans Posegga called Music for effect. I also hear some Bollywood percussion breaks but can't remember from which records. The horns come from a Hungarian record by the group Bergendy.

The Assault

Busy doing the final inking and coloring for the next book, due in april 2015.