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. He also published his work in books like 'Legioen van Linke Lom', 'Ludiek met grafiek' (with Ton van Riel, 1971) and 'Pas op de helft' (1973).
Opening panels of Kruse's script for the special Donald Duck episode set in South Holland, featuring the Dutch prime minister (Donald Duck 17, 2012)
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 has made many stories for special events, such as the 55th and 60th anniversaries of the weekly in 2007 and 2012, and the crowning of Willem-Alexander in 2013. He is an occasional ghost writer of 'Jan, Jans en de Kinderen' for Jan Kruis Studio. He makes the 'Kopstoot' cartoon for Missets Horeca, the periodical of the Dutch Catering Association, since the late 1980s. As an actor, he has appeared in several Dutch TV series, advertisements and films.