Professor Pi, by Bob van den Born

Bob van den Born was educated to be a graphic teacher, but he liked making comics better than teaching. He started drawing the wordless one-panel gag comic, 'Professor Pi', which won him fame first in Holland and later beyond Dutch borders. At first, Professor Pi was a weekly feature, but the success was such that soon Van den Born decided to make it a daily. A special Dutch cultural prize was named after the professor.

In all, van den Born created a total of some 2,929 'Professor Pi' comics, many of which were shown at an exposition at Galerie Lambiek. Nowadays, van den Born is retired, and only occasionally draws a caricature for a newspaper or does some commercial work for clients like Madame Tussaud's wax museum.

Professor Pi, by Bob van den Born

Last updated: 2012-06-26

Series and books by Bob van den Born in stock in the Lambiek Webshop:


Since 1999, Lambiek presents the Comiclopedia as a free service to comic fans from all over the world. The database has expanded to over 12,000 biographies of international comic artists, and also has an extensive Dutch section about comics in the Netherlands.
For 15 years, the site was funded from the resources of our Amsterdam-based shop. However, the current economical circumstances make it difficult for us to maintain this service. At the moment the Comiclopedia's sole editor works for us free of charge, aided by a couple of (international) volunteers.

If you want to help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal.