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Comic Creator

Korporaal Achilles

Johannes Franciscus Nuijens

(1866 - 1945, The Netherlands)  Netherlands

  Korporaal Achilles

How England bribes the press during the Boer War, by Korporaal Achilles 1900
How England bribes the press during the Boer War,
by Korporaal Achilles 1900

Johannes Franciscus Nuijens, who used the pseudonym Korporaal Achilles, was a catholic drawing teacher. He was one of the pioneers in Dutch comics, who made a number of albums containing satirical picture stories. In 1890, his 'Het Rapport der Defensiecommissie' was published, a satirical comment on the new army law. Three years later, in 'Klacht van een Onderwijzer', he depicted the struggles of teachers having to do a new exam. In 'De Toekomststaat' (1891) he reflected on the future implications of a state run by socialist Domela Nieuwenhuis (whom he called Nieuwela Domenhuis). Probably his most impressive comic work is 'Aanleiding tot den Engelsch-Transvaalschen Oorlog', published in 1900, in which he criticized the Boer War.

De Toekomststaat, by Korporaal Achilles 1891

Korporaal Achilles biography in De Stripgeschiedenis

Last updated: 2012-04-09

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