Mensenkinderen (Dagblad Zaanstreek, 4/10/2008)
Mensenkinderen (Dagblad Zaanstreek, 4/10/2008)

Marc de Boer is a Dutch comic artist and cartoonist for newspapers, mostly active in the Zaan area. Between 1982 and 1985 he published several books with adult comics with publishers Amice and Drukwerk, using the pen name Maraboe (a.o. 'Ik ben het zot', 'Hoezo dwaas', 'Cucurico', 'Prettig Gestoord' and 'Zotverdorie!'). In the mid 1980s, he made a comic strip called 'Ranonkel Verbogge' for De Waarheid. Other early work appared in De Zaanlander, Propria Cures and Rhaa Lovely. He has also worked with Ernst van Veenendaal and Alfred Bryan on animation projects, and additionally provided texts to 'Krent', Alfred Bryan's strip for De Waarheid in 1985.

Ranonkel Verbogge by Maraboe
De Waarheid, 26 February 1985

His 'Zotverdorie' cartoons were also published in Panorama. In 1985, he created the comic strip about the dog 'Bingo'. The strip appeared in newspaper Courant Nieuws van de Dag from 1991, and starting in 1993, it was also published in newspapers in Aruba (Dagblad voor Aruba) and Belgium (Het Laatste Nieuws, De Nieuwe Gazet).

Bingo by Marc de Boer
Bingo

Since the early 1990s, De Boer is a cartoonist for the Dagblad Zaanstreek supplement of Noordhollands Dagblad (previously called De Typhoon), making a daily topical cartoon for the regional news and drawing a cartoon or comic for the weekly children's page Mensenkinderen. In 2002-03 he illustrated a series of local Zaan rhymes by Klaas Woudt for the paper, which were collected in the book 'Op een Hebbel en een Drebbel'.

cartoon by Maraboe

Last updated: 2014-10-17

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