Comic Creator

Jan Linse

(30 April 1843 - 19 April 1906, The Netherlands)  Netherlands

Jan  Linse

The Fly, by Jan Linse

Jan Linse is generally considered the first Dutch comic artist. Born in Amsterdam, Linse was a painter and watercolor artist. He was however best known for his caricatures and sequential art for magazines. Since 1874, he was the regular artist for Humoristisch Album, that was published by H. Nijgh in Rotterdam. His contributions varied from one-page jokes to comics, which he made on a regular base. From 1891 to 1896, he was also working for the satirical weekly Abraham's Prikkie's Op- en Aanmerkingen. He was the artist of the weekly lithographed supplement of De Nederlandse Spectator from 1902 until his death in 1906.

In addition, Linse contributed to magazines like Eigen Haard, Uilenspiegel and De Ware Jacob. Some of his work has been collected in books, such as his pastiches of operas, which he made for Humoristisch Album. As a true pioneer, he experimented in his work with different possibillities of the new medium: he used textless stories, bird's eye perspective and other remarkable angles.

Jan Linse biography in de Stripgeschiedenis

Laatste update: 2006-11-19

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