Friday, March 30, 2007

Of Flies And Men

A detail of a not yet accepted submission for a comic strip about children and flies.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Nashville Pussy

A drawing I was commissioned to do by a lawyer with a thriving libido, a kick-ass musical taste and a fat wallet. (Those that fear depictions of the gate to life are advised to just enjoy the warm colours of this work).

After how many men are you a slut?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Seamour Sheep comic 32

Seamour's cousin, a black sheep from the USA, tells about his favourite boxer. More sheepish gags can be found at Seamoursheep dot com

amateur psychologist

The article says that a quarter of the working population in Holland has a personal coach. And 40% of the managers. And I take it everybody is behaving accordingly. The invasion of the body snatchers. Oh, the days where we divided the world in socio's and arti's. We have lost the battle. (See the ilustration in the layout)


This is an old sketch of mine, with colouring and shading by Jelle Gijsberts. Jelle and I worked on several projects together, and he was kind enough to teach me a trick or two in Photoshop. Check out more of Jelle's great design/illustration work at

Mobistar Livebox

A still from a webanimation we made for Mobistar.
Check our website to see the animation.

Friday, March 23, 2007

New toy prototypes

New photos of the latest hand-painted designer toy prototypes, adapted from the Seamour Sheep and Marty Mole comic series.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wet Birthday

Before the mp3 music format ruled supreme, I burned regular music CDs with stickers and sleeves and all to play my favorite internet finds.
For this one I took an image from a "Zoep" comic page I did for Malmberg.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Cover kids songbook

Büch Reject

A cover I did for a 'Liber Amicorum' ( a friend's book) dedicated to the deceased Dutch writer Boudewijn Büch, it's title not yet 'tweaked'.
While looking for a missing piece of paper in the Himalayas of paper that surround me, I came across this discarded reject...
The publisher preferred a photo on the cover after all.


This silly doodle is my little hommage to the great Fiep Westerdorp. For the non-cloggies: not only is she the greatest artist in Dutch illustration history, she also has the coolest name ever.
Pronounce: feep!

The boring relationship...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

JJ Voskuil

His eyebrows are a tad too dark to my linking. The sketches were better. But I could hardly see the monitor in front of me while I was doing the colouring. I was suffering from a terrible cold, it's not much better even now.


Say hi to Woofie, my latest 2D vector exercise.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Illustration for Dutch newspaper Used in an article about houw you are being googled by your boss, co-workers and other people.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Two-dee dragon, enjoying a stylized sun. Creating stuff in a loose, playful style like this is true relaxation and reminds me of drawing unpretentiously in those good ol' childhood days.

Prof Oja-Aha

The comic 'prof Oja-Aha' I draw for childrens magazine Taptoe. Every story covers something scientific. This one is about animal sleeping habbits. No, I'm not gone translate it. Yes, yes, for an interested international publisher I will!

Working with men...

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Zombie Rebs

I did a doodle in my sketchbook featuring these three confederate zombie musicians. A friend of mine happened to come across this sketch while he was leafing through my sketchbook. He immediately fell in love with the drawing, saying: "if you're ever going to work out this sketch as a proper drawing, I'll buy it off you!" And guess what; so I did.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

goodbye Rita

Rita Verdonk in the Beeeldende Kunstjournaal. (What a fantastic English sentence.) I met her once, she wore this exact same skirt.

Hommage cartoon

A Agent 327 hommage ( Martin Lodewijk ) for MYX stripmagazine.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The real Marty Mole

The real Marty Mole is almost ready to show himself to the world. Seamour Sheep and Marty Mole will be released as designer toys a.k.a. urban vinyl this year, produced in Hong Kong. If you're interested then keep an eye on for updates.

Seamour Sheep comic 30

The thirtieth episode of my precious fluffy friend Seamour Sheep, his wiseacre sidekick Marty Mole and some guest stars.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Unseen Elvis

Recently I was asked to submit this drawing, made in 1993 for 'Oor', a rock-magazine, to a reprint of 'Elvis in Nederland', a book about the King and the Netherlands.
(Ironically, although his manager hailed from Holland, the Pelvis never visited the Lowlands because the Colonel was afraid to get busted for things he'd done in his Dutch days.)

the good-humoured condom

Ik zie zo vaak verliefde paartjes
even stilstaan voor mijn huis:
Daar woont Weemoedt zegt de jongen.
En het meisje slaat een kruis.

To see Lévi Weemoedt on the page, visit my blog.

Xmas card

I'm currently working on christmascards for children, wich I'll post soon... This is a christmascard I did last year.

Thursday, March 8, 2007


An exercise in 2D vector illustration. I actually created this with the 2D vector shape tools in my 3D program. :) I installed a trial version of Illustrator, only to find out that I can work much faster with the 2D shape tools of my 3D package.


My name is Kees de Boer and I’m a Dutch children-/picture book illustrator.

Among the many books I have illustrated in the Netherlands one of them (in collaboration with the Dutch writer Tjibbe Veldkamp); “Little monkey’s big peeing circus” has also reached readers in Norway and the USA.

In my free time I make these kinds of illustrations, just to do something different.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Too much shopping can damage your relationship...

Illustration I did for 'Nina'.


I made 2 illustrations. The first one appeared on the cover of newspaper, the other next to the story inside. It was all about 'new sobriety'.
Did I mention that I will introduce myself in my next blogentry?


Pete 'n' Kate

A cynical cartoon regarding the announced marriage of Pete Doherty and Kate Moss.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Zooming In

A nice detail from my most recent "Mynga & Ramzy" episode. The surface of "Hello You!" magazine being what it is, my pages are printed in a rather reduced format.
On my screen I see them more like this while I work.


My contribution for

Pentel Blues

A drawing I did for my stepson Kajo's birthday, in 10 colour-ballpoint-pen ( from the toy-store) and Pentel Hybrid gel-pen , the latter a frustrating tool since only one out of two or three or four are willing to function. ( Also, several of the available colors have been replaced by ugly versions, catering, I guess, to the taste of My Little Pony-girls).

(Thank you Metin, Lectrr and Miss Duvekot (where & when?) for your kind welcoming words!)

Saturday, March 3, 2007


Sorry for the tsunami of posts from my side guys. I'm desperately making use of the scarce spare time I've got to create some stuff for myself.

Finally I've created something purely 2D again, escaping from my usual 3D work. I used to create 2D computer graphics for old school commercial computer games and it was a true delight to return to my old passion.

Seamour Sheep comic 29

After a few weeks of delay Seamour and Marty are back with a special guest star.

The lonely teapot

In my never-ending quest to build a bridge between 2D and 3D artwork, here's a 3D teapot I rendered in a raw, experimental 2D style, trying to make it look as non-3D as possible by utilizing texturing and lighting techniques.

I hope one day I can make a living out of creating only this type of 'NPR' work (Non-Photorealistic Rendering), as I'm becoming more and more fed up with the usual, hackneyed, sterile, smooth 'n' shiny realistic 3D graphics.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Connie Palmen

This Connie is in today's NRC, you can see the page on my personal blog. AFTh is on another page, but it would be a bit much for Clogwork to show him too. I had hoped Connie Palmen would be printed a little bigger, but her drawing turns out to be for the "reading club" column, which always just has a small illustration. They never tell me these things. Maybe I have a sketch that would work better at stamp size, if I do, I'll send it to my editor, to print it with next week's column. She'll be reprinted three more times I think.