Donald Duck by Ben Verhagen
Donald Duck - Terug naar de Spanjaarden (Donald Duck #35, 1985)

Ben Verhagen is one of the most successful Dutch Disney artists, and is heavily inspired by the work of Carl Barks. After his studies at the Art Academy in Den Bosch, Verhagen published his first cartoons and illustrations in the magazine Taptoe. He also made the comic 'Gwenny en Florian' for this magazine. In 1974, Verhagen met Daan Jippes, who was art director of the Dutch Donald Duck magazine at the time, and started out inking one of Jippes' 10-page Duck stories. Afterwards, he produced some Duck stories in collaboration with Jippes and the Danish author, Freddy Milton.

Donald Duck by Ben Verhagen
In het voetspoor van Jules Verne (Donald Duck #45, 1988)

Ben Verhagen has illustrated about 50 long Disney stories throughout the years, not only with 'Donald Duck', but also with 'Little Hiawatha'. In 2002, the album 'De Spannende Reisavonturen van Donald Duck' appeared, which collected the travel adventures that Verhagen has made with Duck characters over the years. In addition to his Disney work, Verhagen has drawn the commercial comic 'Railrunner' for the Dutch Railways, and has illustrated many schoolbooks for Wolters Noordhoff and Thieme. He has also made comics for the magazines Taptoe, Okki and Jippo.

Dagobert Duck by Ben Verhagen
De Diamant van Duncan Duck (Donald Duck #11, 1990)

Verhagen's portfolio at ComicHouse
Inducks entry

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