Friday, December 28, 2007

I wish you...

...a successful, creative and healthy new year! Enjoy what's left from this year!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

All the best wishes

All the best wishes for the holidays and for 2008 to all of you from Sevensheaven (Metin) and Artylicious (my love Natasja), and special thanks to all Clogworkers who have shared their work with the Clogwork audience in 2007. Let's keep Clogwork alive together in 2008!

We Wish You...

This is the french version, but my warm wishes are global.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Monarch Matador

Again I was asked to do a cover for anti-monarchist magazine ' De Republikein', this time about the consequences a united Europe will have for the crowns on the assorted royal heads, and for their so-called subjects.
Europe, in Greek mythology, was abducted by Zeus in the shape of a bull. ( 'Signal' , the 'Newsweek' of the nazi's, used her and her kidnapping beast as a logo, by the way.)
In my first sketch the king was deemed too positive, too powerful, 'his' people too weak.
The final image is more true to the facts: out of fear of change and loss of independence the people cling to 'their' monarch, not necessarily out of love for the monarchy.


weer eens wat anders dan kalkoen!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Rain Song

In the first version the little foxy lady had a bright red foxtail, which gave my (mainly male) colleagues on my favorite forum lots of disgusting associations.
But in Illustrator such details are so easy to change, so this is the third and final version.
Oh yes, the text is rough text, which will be embellished by the editor of "Graphic Classics".

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Dr. Phil

Finally I was drawing someone my friends in the dog park could relate to. It made for a fine subject while slipping and sliding on the ice. And I wasn't even the most elitist dog owner, one woman actually hadn't even ever heard of Dr. Phil. A doctor herself mind you. Which is pretty comforting when you think about it. Now I will stop thinking about Dr. Phil the moment he turns into fish wrapping paper. I don't know, I always get into these imaginary relationships with the people I have to draw, I can't help it. Like with Dr. Phil, jesus. I keep thinking of things in my life that I would have him talk about in his show. That is too creepy to even ask you guys what you would have Dr. Phil talk about regarding your lives. I have way more shit happening than I thought, I could fill (Phil) ten shows. Easy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

X-clusive X-mas Cards!

I’m in the mood for christmas! So I made two cute greeting cards. If you want to buy them: just send me an e-mail (click!) and I’ll send all the information you need.

Have a closer look on my Flickr-page!


Novels. Novels bore me to death. Always have and probably always will. As a kid I used to read in the big art books we had at home. They were full of wonderful images and amazing stories. Stories about how Géricault kept rotting horses heads under his bed. Stories about van Gogh cutting his ear. Stories about how Lautrec had a custom walking stick made in order to be able to hide booze in it. I couldn't get enough of those stories and I couldn't wait to grow up and become a tortured, neurotic artist myself. I became an illustrator-with-a-communication-disorder instead.
Close enough.

Born near Paris and living nearly twenty years in Amsterdam, I'm a vector addict. In fact: Pierre Bézier is my hero. Furthuremore I'm in love with my drawing tablet, an ageing Wacom Intuos A3 (but that's ok, I'm not getting younger either). That it then. Cheers.

This is a commissioned image about how retaining a "hollyday feeling" after returning to work kan keep people from being stressed and getting ill.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

lesbian romance

About women who after decades of marriage, come out as lesbians. I found this a tough one to tackle without coming across homophobic or too stereotype. I could have drawn a woman changing an apron for a pair of dungarees, but I have way too many gay friends and relatives, they would have given me hell.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Fartbaby, what a sweet gift for Sinterklaas (dutch Santaclaus)!
Push the POWERFART button and it will produce strong, bad smelling farts that will let you gasp for breath.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


This is the cover of my latest children's book. The title means 'Laps and Wieb'. Laps and Wieb are the names of the Rabits.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Putin versus Kasparov

Daily cartoon for the Dutch news website, about the political competition between chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov and the Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

ch ch ch changes

On the illustrator's mailing list a discussion is going on about changes. And I just did one this morning, so I'll generate some traffic here. This client always asks for changes, it is like a matter of principal to them. This time the hairdo was "tuttig". I agree, but I have to confess it was a little on purpose.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Brussel bureaucracy & chemical industry Mix

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for a newspaper article about bureaucracy in the european union. While working on it I tried to mime some features of silkscreen printing. I used two layers of color, the overlap being the darkest color. (the dark & white smoke I put in later)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Logo design for

Logo design for, a website where BBC radio mixes are offered, without DJ Pete Tong's claptrap through those mixes.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Kees wil weten hoe hij plaatjes upload

Kijk Kees: een plaatje voor nrc handelsblad (maar dat was al even geleden).
Nu zijn we benieuwd wat Kees gaat posten!
in English: now we're curious what Case will be posting.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

working without getting paid (in a normal way)

Illustration for an article about new ways of getting paid for freelance work. No normal invoices (factuur) anymore, the constituent decides what he thinks your work is worthed.
This may sound strange, but it gives the freelancer more freedom to come up with new ideas. And in the end the payment needn't to be less. In fact it is often better.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


I have been illustrating softdrugs-related publications for some years now. I haven't, however, touched a single spliff all those years; too much paranoïa! This one is # 5 in a series about famous Dutch people being stoned, following a series of stoned pin-ups and one about stoned superheroes, all of them published in the dutch marijuana-promoting glossy High Life.

Monday, November 5, 2007

de harmheid

This drawing, based on the 2 tone characters used by the Specials and the Beat, was made for Harm, singer of the dutch ska/rock outfit De Hardheid. He gave me the old and rare nederpunk compilation-album 'Als je haar maar goed zit', featuring classic bands such as A4, Frites Modern, Amsterdamned and the Nitwitz, and I made him this one.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy landing, professor Weizenbaum!

As Miss Duvekot already pointed out, this weekend she and me are back to back ( 96, if you pardon me this tasteless pun) in NRC-Handelsblad, 'the mind's grindstone' as the paper calls itself. ( The 'Ghost's Grindstone' sounds better but I'm not sure they're talking phantoms here.)

I was asked to illustrate an interview with professor Weizenbaum, who left Germany in the 30's with his furrier-parents, stood at the cradle of computers at MIT (U.S.A.), denounces now both MIT for working with the Pentagon and his own invention of digital psycho-therapy, hates Bush, returned to Berlin to live opposite the Berlin Dom, doesn't believe his grandchildren will die a natural death, says: 'Who only has a hammer sees the whole world as a nail' and hopes to celebrate his 85th birthday soon, in spite of his doctor's alarming opinion...
When the journalist left he said: 'Wish me a happy landing' and added with a big smile that everything he'd told him had been a lie.

Crash Test Dummy

Crash Test Dummy character design for a new project.

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too funny

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This is too funny. Peter Pontiac and I are not really side by side, we are back to back, pages 47 and 48. You can check for yourselves, the digital edition of the NRC is temporarily open to everyone. Here's a bigger version of my drawing.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Illustrations for a magazine

These are some illustrations I did for a Belgian Magazine. Want to see more? Check my flickr-pages!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween y'all!

If you want this image as a desktop wallpaper, you can find that here.

If you want to send this image as an e-card, you can do that here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Hope this example is not too vintage for you.
In 1991 I was asked to do an illustration for a magazine meant for yuppie-children, called 'Yukkies'...(What's in a name, right?)
The story to be illustrated was about shoplifting candy. My drawing was deemed not fit for the magazine (because of the tobacconist's hairdo?) and another illustrator was asked to do the job, apparently with my work as a back-up...