Leo Vroman is a Dutch illustrator, poet, writer, scientist and painter, who also created occasional comic strips. His first known comic is 'Stiemer en Stalma', a story written by Anton Koolhaas about a wonderfish and a diver, that appeared in the daily newspaper NRC.
This comic was also published in album format a couple of times, and in De Volkskrant (1961-62) and foreign papers. His other strip, 'Totie de Sphinx', was less successful and only appeared in the small colonial news magazine, Actueel Wereldnieuws in 1941.
Coming from a Jewish background, Vroman fled to England and the Dutch Indies during the early days of World War II. After the War he settled in New York, where he worked as a hermatologist. Although only known as a scientist in the USA, he is best known in Holland for his poetry.