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Comic Creator

Lieuwe Visser

Lou Visser

(9 March 1911 - 26 November 1981, The Netherlands)  Netherlands

Lieuwe Visser

Fred Penner by Lou Visser

Lourens Jacobus Reinier Visser was born in Rotterdam, where he got his technical education from the HTS. However, he chose for a career in drawing. He became successful with strips in which he satirized the developments in nazi Germany, published in De Groene and Rotterdams Nieuwsblad.

Toto, by Lieuwe Visser (De Groene Amsterdammer, 1936)

From 1936, he drew the gag strip 'Toto', about a dog, in De Groene Amsterdammer. His most important work, 'Dribbeldra, Koning der Langneuzen', was first serialized in the guide De Radiogids van de VARA, and eventually published in album by De Gulden Pers in Haarlem in 1947. Visser also made the children's book 'Jip en Tip op Avontuur', published in 1948.

Fred Penner, by Lieuwe Visser

In the 1950s, he became an artist with the publishing house ATH. He developed the "beeldroman" series 'Fred Penner'. The character started out as a journalist, but the strip soon became a western. He also drew covers for the Dutch 'Tarzan' books (succeeding Dick Vlottes in 1958) and he had an advertising studio at the Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam.

Koning der Langneuzen, by Lieuwe Visser

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