Jack Staller was born in Leiden in 1942. He is a successful designer, comic artist, painter and writer, who has had an impressive career in advertising. Apart from a number of awarded advertising campaigns for some big companies, several film posters and political cartoons, Jack Staller created the comic series 'The Black Hawk Line' and 'De Vliegende Hollander'. In the mid 1980s he also made the comic 'Dafne' for Tina, from scripts by Frits van der Heide. As an illustrator, he is specialized in historical subjects.