Comic Creator

Louis Raemaekers

(6 April 1869 - 26 July 1956, The Netherlands)  Netherlands

Louis  Raemaekers

Flippie Flink, by Louis RaemaekersFlippie Flink, by Louis Raemaekers

Louis Raemaekers was born in Roermond, The Netherlands in 1869. In the years 1906-1909, he drew weekly illustrations for Algemeen Handelsblad, and he illustrated several children's books until 1914. During the First World War, he earned fame for his anti-German political cartoons which were published in De Telegraaf. The University of Glasgow granted him an honorary doctorate for this in 1924. By the end of 1933, Raemaekers started drawing the daily one-panel text comic 'Flippie Flink' in De Telegraaf, on rhyme by Clinge Doorenbos. He drew the first 1414 episodes, after which the comic was taken over by another artist. Within two years, this comic had become so popular it was made into a musical for children.

Gezondheid is de Grootste Schat, by Louis RaemaekersRaemakers illustrations for a book about tuberculosis in 1927
Illustrations for a book about tuberculosis in 1927
('Gezondheid is de Grootste Schat')

More about the 'Flippie Flink' play
in de Nederlandse Stripgeschiedenis
(in dutch)

Last updated: 2012-04-10

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