Klaas van der Spoel is a Dutch writer and illustrator. He made three stories of his newspaper comic called 'James Hond' for several Dutch regional papers. His comic strip 'Kommer en kwel' ran in the papers published by the Persunie group in the early 1980s, and then focused on cartooning. He also made 'Westward Ho' in the US magazine Cartoonnews, 'Polo Mars' in Zien and SW Journaal, and educational strips for Wolters Noordhoff. He is nowadays a writer of books.