Father B. Eerden was a priest and creator of the text strip 'Avonturen van een Ashanti-jongen' ('Adventures of an Ashanti boy'), which appeared in 1949/50. The comic book, which consisted of four parts, was a promotional publication for the Society of African Missions.
The slant of the book has become very outdated now. In the afterword, B. Eerden wrote:
"The Son of the Chief is a brave and honest boy. He refuses to deny his White Father en gives his life for the truth. Not all blacks in Africa are that brave. Even among Christians there are many who lead bad lives or still participate in all kinds of superstitions. This is is because the missionary cannot be everywhere at the same time. (...) We need more missionaries, more brave boys who are prepared to sacrifice everything for the poor heathens in Africa (...)."