Bimbo de Cocosvogel (Kabouterboekje, 1943)
Alexander Metz was born in Den Helder and had his cultural education at the Art academy (ABK) in The Hague. At the end of the 1930's he was the one of the main artists of Doe Mee magazine. During the War he made some so-called 'Kabouterboekjes' for the Bijenkorf department stores: 'Het Zilveren Luciferdoosje' and 'Bimbo en de Cocosvogel'.
Another comic by Metz is 'Pukkel en de Blauwe Ogen van Jan Beilder'. In Amsterdam he was a book illustrator and designer for the Co-op 2 agency. In the 1950's he worked as an illustrator for De Groene and at the same time he was a professor at the Amsterdam Academy (the later Rietveld Academy). He was the teacher of the famous cartoonist Peter van Straaten.