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Comic Creator

Aart van Ewijk

(15 October 1912, The Netherlands - 1992, Australia)  Netherlands

Aart van  Ewijk

Mijnheer Prikkebeen by Aart van Ewijk
Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (7 November 1940)

Aart van Ewijk was a Dutch illustrator, painter and textile artist. He was originally from Amsterdam, where he also attended the Academy of Fine Arts. He was initially a professional musician before becoming a book illustrator. Van Ewijk has worked on two comics in the 1940s. 'De Wonderlijke Avonturen van Mijnheer Prikkebeen' with text by Gabriël Smit, ran in local papers like De Gooi en Eemlander and Nieuwsblad van het Noorden in 1940 and 1941, and was published in a book by Het Spectrum. His other comic was 'De Geschiedenis van Ridder Clap van Rammelsteyn', that was printed by De Gulden Pers in Haarlem in 1946. He later wrote another children's book for this publisher called 'De Zonnejagers van Miezerood'. 

Ridder Clap van Rammelsteyn, by Aart van Ewijk

Van Ewijk has worked in Rheden, Amsterdam, Hilversum and Baarn before migrating with his family to Australia in March 1951. In Australia, he illustrated many books ranging from school text books to children's books. He also worked as a graphic designer and high school art teacher. Aart van Ewijk was the longest running illustrator for the NSW Dept of Education School Magazine. He did illustrations for them from 1963 until his death in 1992.

Meneer Prikkebeen, by Aart van Ewijk

Additional info by Michael van Ewijk, the author's son
Laatste update: 2014-10-18

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