Rechter Tie (Utrechts Nieuwsblad, 4/1/1965)
Frederik Ernest (Frits) Kloezeman was born in Malakka, where his Dutch father worked as an engineer. Frits Kloezeman had a great interest in Chinese culture, which he used when he was drawing the 'Rechter Tie' comic strip. During the second World War, he served as a volunteer in the British Army and was captured by the Japanese. In 1949, Kloezeman moved to Holland, where he joined the AVAN Studios, founded by Loek van Delden in The Hague. Here, he worked on the popular 'Smidje Verholen' comic for a while, before moving on to the Geesink Studios, where he worked in animation with Henk Kabos.
In 1959, Frits Kloezeman left to start his own film studio, which was not a success. He became a freelance illustrator and eventually was employed by the Marten Toonder Studios as studio chief. He worked on the 'Tom Poes' daily comic for a while, before making his own comic, 'SS Anne'.
Writer Robert H. Gulik, who wrote detective stories about a Chinese judge, then provided him with comic scripts for the 'Rechter Tie' ('Judge Tie') series, which ran in several newspapers during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1965, Frits Kloezeman was employed by the Geesink Studios again, where he worked until 1980, when he retired because of medical reasons.
SS Anne (1962)