Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Pedalling Paul

To close off the series of bicycle drawings, in connection with the 101th Tour de France, here are three samples of the series 'Pedalen Paultje' (Pedalling Paul) I made for De Vogelvrije Fietser, bimonthly magazine of the Dutch Cyclist Union ENFB.
The character is an over the top cycle fanatic slash car hater, as will be demonstrated.
Dutch only, sorry!

in De Vogelvrije Fietser, June 1985
in De Vogelvrije Fietser, August 1985
in De Vogelvrije Fietser, October 1985

Monday, 28 July 2014

Total War

Because I missed posting a couple of days of the Tour de France I'll continue my daily bicycle drawings for a bit. Here is yet another one from the archives. Please don't think I've unlearned my techniques, it's just a bit busy at the moment.
Christian-democrat Piet Hein Donner was the Dutch Minister of Justice in one of the most conservative governments we had since World War 2, and at the height of the dreaded 'war on terror'. Abroad he got mainly famous by his bicycle rides to the parliament.
Comic was made for Ravage magazine.

Ravage #13,  2004

Sunday, 27 July 2014


Been posting daily drawings of bicycles during this year's Tour de France, which will finish today in Paris. So here is a small dedication of my love for this means of transportation, fresh from the inkwell, AND an oldie that I made for my comic 'WoordOp!' (Incognito World productions 2003).
As I missed out a couple of days with this project, I'll continue some more after today.
Ride on!

from WoordOp! 2003

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Two Wheels

Two wheels, one thought. Bookcover I made for cyclist/poet Charles Kok. The book was made after him finishing the Hundred Cols Tour.
This is a daily drawing of bicycles during the Tour de France. Which finishes tomorrow, but I'll continue posting a couple more days.

selfpublished, 2009

Friday, 25 July 2014


I wrote this comic short for an educational book about dieting. It's the story of champion cyclist Leontien Van Moorsel, who during her career suffered from anorexia nervosa. Background information was mainly drawn from her autobiography.
Fit for the daily bicycle drawing, to celebrate the 101th Tour de France.

For 'Dossier Eetgedrag' (Kwintessens 2004)

Thursday, 24 July 2014


Even in my rare commercial gigs I'll smuggle in bicycles. This was one of a series of 13 cartoons for a company specialized in safety gear. They wanted the samurai as a main actor since the samurai helmet (kabuto) was part of their logo. He turned out quite a nosey and pushy character. Which was OK, the drawings were for internal use.
Daily bikedraw in celebration of the 101th Tour de France.

for Vanderputte Group, 2004

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

On The Backseat

During the Tour de France I will post daily bicycle drawings. Today it's time to go in the past again. To the now vanished magazine for the multicultural society Contrast, in which I illustrated the column 'Naima en Lijn' -humoristic accounts of life written by two girlfriends of different descent.
Of course riding the bike was one of them:

Contrast #11/2004

Friday, 18 July 2014

Hairdresser 'Bicycle'

During the 90's I worked for Kapperbond FNV, the Dutch hairdressers trade union: illustrating their monthly members magazine, the yearly diaries, leaflets, brochures, posters, xmas cards etc.
One of the items they were keen on was promotion of ergonomic materials in hairdresser's saloons. A shoppingbag with this print on it was part of the campaign.  
Kappersfiets, the popular term for a mobile adaptable chair with a saddle as seat to be used while at work, translates best as 'hairdresser bicycle'.
And the slogan made this drawing fit for the bikedraw series in celebration of the Tour de France.

print on cotton, 1994

Thursday, 17 July 2014


Zone 3 was a biweekly alternative youth magazine made in 'sHertogenbosch and distributed all over the Netherlands in 1984 and 1985. I had a black+white comic page in every edition, and of course cycling was one of the subjects that came along. Megavelg (velg = rim) was published in the penultimate Zone 3.
I'm posting daily bicycle drawings during the 101th Tour de France.

in Zone 3 #24, 1985

Tuesday, 15 July 2014


The Great War, German infantry soldier with bicycle (from photo)

Monday, 14 July 2014


In the late 90s I created the cartoonpersonality Paultje Korrekt, a slight variation on the term 'political correct', for Contrast ('biweekly for the multicultural society'). This episode is a bit autobiographical, as I ventured those days often through the bustling Kanaalstraat in Utrecht.
Another one for the Tour de France daily bikedraw...

for Contrast #29, 1998

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sense of Spring

For a couple of years I had a series about a cat character, Dakhaos (= roofrabbit), in the biweekly city information paper Stadskrant Utrecht. This one's called 'Sense of Spring' and is inspired by the inexplicable urge of local city youth to dump parked bicycles in the canals.
A grab in the old bag for my Tour de France daily bikedraw project.

from Stadskrant Utrecht #6 1996

Friday, 11 July 2014

Bicycle vs. Pigeon

During this Tour de France I'm posting daily drawings of bicycles. Today the very first 'Doffer' ('cock-pigeon' or 'more dull') single panel comic I did for the biweekly radical mag Ravage. The series ran from 1999 to 2000.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Another old bicycle drawing in celebration of the Tour de France. This one from a biweekly series I made for FNV Magazine in 1992 around the Benjamin Croquette character. A Sunday bicycletrip to the countryside...
(scanned in from print)

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Utrecht Bicycle City

Cartoons illustrating a paper of the Utrecht branch of the ENFB -currently called De Fietsersbond (cyclist union)- on how to make the city a better place for cyclists (1991). Dug out of the archives in celebration of the 101th Tour de France. I will post daily bicycle drawings up to the finish, July 27.

Repair and maintenance of bicycle roads

More and better parking facilities for cyclists

Carfree zones

Vision of the future

Social safety, a.o. better lighting in tunnels

Monday, 7 July 2014


Rolling along with the Tour de France, another daily bike drawing...

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Dutch Mountains

During the Tour de France this blog will daily feature drawings of bicycles.
This diptych was made for the Dutch bikers union's magazine de Vogelvrije Fietser, February 1990. Inspired by the song In the Dutch Mountains by The Nits.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Friday, 4 July 2014

Bicycle Wallpaper

Tomorrow is the official start of the 101th Tour de France. During the event I will post daily drawings of bicycles. Like this:

Thursday, 3 July 2014


Coming Saturday the 101th Tour de France takes off. I will use the opportunity to publish a drawing of bicyles on this blog every day during the whole event.
Below a comic I did in 2006, for a schoolbook called 'Dossier uitvinders'. About the invention of the draisine.