Willy Geert Lohmann was born in Zutphen, but moved to Utrecht in his early childhood. After his school years, he went to work at the advertising department of Douwe Egberts. He worked there until 1958, and then worked for the advertising agency De La Mar in Amsterdam for a year and a half. During this period, he began drawing comics in his spare time. He drew 'Bazurka en Jampie Hoed' in Algemeen Dagblad until 1963, as well as 'Tom en Tokki' in Libelle. He became a freelance artist in 1960. Among his clients were the Toonder studios, for which he shortly drew the 'Tom Poes' daily. He published 'Berend Plunkerman' with scripts by Henk Lokman in De Spiegel from 1962 to 1964.
Berend Plunkerman (De Spiegel, 1964)
Lohmann is best known for the 'Kraaienhove' series, which appeared as a daily comic in the Dutch newspaper Het Parool from 1962 to 1972, and in comics magazine Pep from 1972 to 1975. In addition, he was present in the Dutch Donald Duck weekly with 'Waldo'.
Other 1970s creations are 'De Familie Spokeling' in Taptoe, 'Liselore' in Nieuwe Revu, 'Big Boss' and 'Engelbert' in Pep, as well as 'Frank en Ewoud en de Gestolen Tankauto', an advertising comic for the water company. He has drawn a lot of comics, illustrations and covers for the Dutch edition of MAD Magazine and De Vrije Balloen. In the 1980s, he drew the crime strip 'Marco Silvester', which appeared in several Dutch newspapers.
Lohmann himself, as featured in Liselore