Frank Moore, by Hans Borrebach

Hans Borrebach was born in The Hague, The Netherlands in 1903. He studied architecture at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, and went on to practise many artistic disciplines, such as illustration, cartooning, comics, photography and writing. He worked for numerous magazines, including the German Lustige Blätter (from which he was expelled in the 1930s due to Hitler's decree there should be no foreign staff members), Libelle, Haagsche Post and several automoblie magazines. For a supplement of Utrechts Nieuwsblad and in the KRO Kinderkrant, he drew 'Barbertje's Reis in Spiegelland'.

Barbertjes Reis in Spiegelland, by Hans Borrebach

In 1946, Hans Borrebach created his first newspaper comic, 'De Avonturen van Swippie de Zeeman', which was published in Veritas. Two years later, he produced the comics series 'Frank Moore', inspired by Alex Raymond's 'Flash Gordon' and remarkable for its outstanding graphic work and erotic undertone. Only two issues appeared, before it was discontinued due to the anti-comics campaign of that time.

cover by Hans Borrebach (1932)cover by Hans Borrebach

Hans Borrebach went on being a productive, versatile artist, well-known for his illustrations of the famous 'Joop ter Heul' book series, written by Cissy van Marxveldt, as well as for his pornographic writings, reflecting his own free lifestyle. At the end of the 1970, he created the erotic comic 'Het Meisjesinternaat', which was published at Sombrero. Hans Borrebach died in 1993.

Frank Moore, by Hans Borrebach

Borrebach biografie
(in dutch)

Last updated: 2008-02-16

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