Bas Köhler is a Dutch artist, specialized in comics, visualisations and cartoons. He was born in Amsterdam in 1973 and studied Planology at the University of Amsterdam. After graduation, he left for Barcelona where he attended the Escola Joso to study Comics and Illustration. He makes illustrations and comics for magazines like De Theatermaker and De Groene Amsterdammer, and has also illustrated several books. His comics have also appeared in the Libanese magazine Samadal.
Köhler also works as a live cartoonist during cultural and political debates, where he specializes in translating conceptual text to concrete images. Because of his education, he has a clear view on social and urban issues as well as organizational, political and business processes. In 2011 he was one of the finalists for the Jan Hanlo Comcis Essay Prize, for which he drew an essay in comic form about the five senses. Among his commercial clients are the cities of Utrecht and Amsterdam, the province of Noord Holland, Rijkswaterstaat, Heineken, Alphabet Spain, Nyenrode, Prorail, DSM, Philips, Cap Gemini, Pon, Oracle, Wolterdros and HTM.