comic for Straks Studeren? (september 1982)
Jan Kruse was born in Hengelo and studied at the Art Academy of The Hague. He drew educational comics for the Dutch government in the 1970s and early 1980s, and worked as a commercial artist. Since 1983 he is one of the main scriptwriters for the Dutch Donald Duck weekly, doing mainly Duck stories, but also stories with 'Mickey Mouse', 'Brer Rabbit' and other Disney characters. He is an occasional ghost writer of 'Jan, Jans en de Kinderen' for Jan Kruis Studio. He makes the 'Kopstoot' cartoon for the periodical of the Dutch Catering Association. As an actor, he has appeared in several Dutch TV shows, advertisements and films.