Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I feel like I am one of those 18th century -or when was that- illustrators, who had to draw far away countries and wild animals they had never seen themselves. Would the people from JavaherDeh recognize their village? I try to give the NRC readers a halfway informative image of all these far away places, but whether I am giving them the right impression? All I can do is my best.


Cartoon for the Dutch news website, about health problems due to the dangerous lifestyle of the singer Amy Winehouse.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Somehow, when my mind starts to wander, and I spend my days idly doodling, I somehow always end up drawing pretty girls or monsters... or an amalgam of the two subjects...
Medusa the Gorgon, from Greek mythology, of old has held a special place in my imagination. Has something to do with that hair...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Play Clockwiser online!

In 1994 the Clockwiser puzzle game was released internationally for the Commodore Amiga computers, the CD32 console, MS-DOS and MS-Windows 3.1.

Clockwiser was a production of the Dutch developers Reinier van Vliet (programmer), me (graphics), Peter Schaap (programmer) and Ramon Braumuller (audio).

Peter Schaap and I have now rereleased Clockwiser online as a free retro game, with the addition of new graphics and new functionality. You're invited for a visit to for an impression.

Best regards,

Metin — cartoons | comics | design | illustration

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


I am especially proud of my research. I could hardly find any pictures of this German village, until I thought of Youtube.
In 1979 I was in my second year of art school, and we had to welcome the new first year students. We put a record player in the lobby, and played Nina Hagen full blast.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

summer series

I am illustrating a series of 20 articles in the NRC economics section. The articles are written by twenty different foreign correspondents. It is very interesting and entertaining to email with all these guys (one woman...).These two are the first ones, China and Poland. This Friday it's Canada. The articles are really good reads btw.