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Comic Creator

Rudy van Giffen

(29 November 1929 - 7 July 2005, The Dutch East Indies)  Netherlands

Rudy van  Giffen

Vliegtuig Vermist, art by Rudy van Giffen (Wapenbroeders, 1948)
Vliegtuig Vermist (Wapenbroeders, 1948)

Rudy van Giffen was born in Bandung, in the colonial Dutch East Indies. There he drew a comic called 'Vliegtuig Vermist' for Wapenbroeders in 1948. He eventually settled in Holland, where he was introduced to the art world by Eppo Doeve. Through the Toonder Studios, he briefly drew a strip inspired by Alex Raymond's 'Jungle Jim' with scripts by Walling Dijkstra in Pum Pum. He quit after only a couple of episodes, and the strip was continued by Gerrit Stapel. Van Giffen did a lot of advertising illustrations and was a successful book illustrator, for instance for Kluitman pocket books. He is the illustrator of 22 'Tarzan' paperback covers and covers for 'Bob Evers' and 'Biggles' books. He died in Limoux, France, in July 2005.

Vliegtuig Vermist, art by Rudy van Giffen (Wapenbroeders, 1948)
Vliegtuig Vermist (Wapenbroeders, 1948)

Last updated: 2012-04-08

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