Meneer Slim (Okki #20, 20-6-2008)
Born in Kollum, Jaap de Vries attended the Kampen Art School. He is a writer and illustrator for children's books and magazines. He has worked for the children's magazine Mik-Mak and made illustrations and comics for several Frisian publishers and the children's page of NRC Handelsblad. His first book was 'De Koning en de Koningin' (1995), based on a comic strip he made for Mik-Mak. With writer Isabel Versteeg, he has made the comic 'Meneer Slim' for Okki. He has also illustrated books by Henk Hokke, Dolf Verroen and Koos Meinderts.