Little is known about the artist working under the pen name Hanni Bal. The author was a contributor to the supplements of the Catholic magazine Katholieke Illustratie by De Spaarnestad. The first creation by Hanni Bal was 'Hannies Droom', that ran in Onze Kleine Katholieke Illustratie (OKKI) in 1926 and 1927. The next one was 'Japie Lef', that was also published in OKKI, as well as Humor en Ontspanning/De Narrenkap in 1936.
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