Friday, April 27, 2007

HJA Hofland

I am a wholesaler in old men.

Expansion drive

Stylized 3D illustration for an article about the expansion drive of the Dutch KPN telecom company.

More imagery at

I wanna be well

A series of ultra-small illustrations concerning various sicknesses that may happen to you on your holidays abroad.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

C2C versus CO2

Stylized 3D illustration regarding the many extra exhaust gases (CO2) that get into the atmosphere caused by people who drive in their cars to get stuff bought on online marketplaces (consumer to consumer).

Monday, April 23, 2007

Mister Helpdesk

A magazine illustration for an article about helpdesks.

Toysrevil interview

As Clogwork is an ideal place for some shameless self-promotion, exhibitionism and self-glorification I thought to mention this interview. :)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

dutch woman

My wonderful editor Ellen de Bruin wrote a book about Dutch women. She had me draw one for the newspaper. To see the page, click.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Ninja Turtle Scam

Seeing a new Ninja Turtle-movie advertised brings back unwanted memories .
In the early nineties I was asked by some ad-guy to make 4 wraparound-designs to be put on plastic milk-mugs, depicting the then popular Ninja Turtles. All major supermarkets in Holland would be selling them. Having small, hungry children I consented.
Each mug was to have a screw-on lid with a turtle-head on top. While I started studying turtology and looking for ways to play with the fact that each drawing would 'bite' it's own tail, my wife and a friend painted hundreds of turtle-head-dummies green , with 4 differently coloured masks. When I was done drawing I spray-glued my color-xeroxes on hundreds of mug-dummies (finding out how hard it is to perfectly glue a rectangle around a cilinder) . Our life was turtle-green from dusk till dawn.
It was to be the only green we got to see. The ad-guy turned out to be a fraud.

The whiskey didn't kill the pain

A work from my Série Noir, featuring Edgeman. More imagery from the Série Noir can be found here.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Reflection principle

Stylized 3D illustration regarding the so-called reflection principle (literally translated from a Dutch term), that is employed in case of a collective dismissal.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


The NS (Dutch Railways) have an on-board freebie magazine called "Rails." I just finished two illustrations for it, accompanying a rather sappy, romantic short story called "Return to Abbey Road". I tried experimenting a bit, differing the color schemes I would normally use. I kinda like the way they turned out....

Wedding invitation

Whenever I find myself at a lull (my favorite word in english. Ask anyone who speaks dutch to explain) professionally, I tend to oblige fans and admirers of my work in doing them a favor. In this case these two are getting married and wanted me to draw them an invitation. The guy's surname is "Kohnen", so it inspired me to make them this piece.


Friends of mine play in a cool band. For their new CD they wanted me to do the cover art. Naturally I was happy to oblige ...

Louis Paul Boon

And the next one, now you are up to date. Remind me to do this again on Saturday, when my next piece will be in the NRC. More about Louis Paul Boon here.

Vonne van der Meer

I am so sorry, I have been neglecting Clogwork a little. I tell myself I am too busy, but that is nonsense, it only takes a couple of minutes to upload something. More about Vonne van der Meer here.

Dutch inventions

It's a joy making a coverillustration, knowing it will be everywhere for a day. And will be forgotten tomorrow.
This one's about new Dutch Inventions. Check out my Windmillboat! The more front wind, the harder you will go.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Happy New Year!

Not really the time of year, but... Happy new year! I made these cards two weeks ago. If your interested: have a look at my work in progress page at flickr: LINK

Saturday, April 7, 2007


My father once dreamt of a large colored dove that came to free him from a prison, and I decided to visualize that for my Série Noir.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


The text for the second one: -sigh- He's so mysterious, so unGoogleable (I don't know if this is translated correctly)

Two cartoons I recently made for the newspaper. I always make them up while doing something else. When I sit down and try to think one up, it's almost always a failure. Maybe you think that these ones suck too. Maybe I'll think that one day, but for now I like 'm!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Background for the children's pages of a nature magazine.


A poster I made for a 2-day Rhythm&Blues-festival in Rotterdam. (With digital assistance of the very real Fake Booij).
It is a gas to illustrate a favorite kind of music , for the second year already. I hope all of you will attend so next year again there will be a festival , and a poster, if they let me. As Chuck 'Duckwalk' Berry once said: 'Roll over Beethoven, dig these Rhythm'n'Blues!'

(Originally I wanted 'Ain't' to precede the title and because to Dutch ears 'ain't' sounds like 'duck' I considered it funny to depict one. Fortunately the promoter disagreed.)

Monday, April 2, 2007



Illustration for Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. The article was about the dutch language-institue OnzeTaal, who's mission is to clear the Dutch language of English influences.