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Comic Creator

Jan Holswilder

(17 November 1850 - 20 August 1890, The Netherlands)  Netherlands

Jan Holswilder

No. 13, het ongeluksnummer, door Jan Holswilder
No. 13, het ongeluksnummer (from: Humoristisch Album)

Jan Pieter Holswilder was a Dutch illustrator, painter and lithographer. Born in Leiden, he started out as an office clerk, before turning to teaching and eventually becoming a lithographer with the Lankhout firm in The Hague. He was well-known for his caricatures, and he was one of the first in the Netherlands to use the comics format. He was the artist of a picture story about unlucky number 13, that was published in Humoristisch Album in 1887-88. Holswilder is also known from his panorama drawing of Scheveningen from around 1890.

Jan Holswilder in De Nederlandse Stripgeschiedenis

Last updated: 2012-07-14

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