Bart van Erkel contributed to the comic magazine Coyote in the mid 1980s (Drukwerk). In 1985, he worked with Martin Lodewijk on 'De Kat in Katendrecht', a story based on Henk Albers' 1940s character, and published by Blue Circle. It was also published in German, French and English. Also with Lodewijk, he made 'Matt Marteau - Zonder Twijfel' for the Titanic collection by Arboris in 1987.
Among his other comics work are 'Dakhaas en Bollewang' (1981) and the advertising comic 'De schoonheid van de automaat', written by Willem Ritstier. In cooperation with scriptwriters Marjanne van Nieuwpoort and Mark de Jonge, Van Erkel has illustrated four booklets starring 'Piggelmee' for the Bataafsche Teekenmaatschappij. Bart van Erkel is also known for his cover illustration for Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'. He passed away in July 2012.
Piggelmee en het Tovervisje (1988)