Mike van Aarle drew several episodes of 'Tafeltje Dekje' in Okki with a text by René van Hensbergen from 1978. Between 1980 and 1984, he drew 'Kaspar' for the weekly magazine Jippo. During the 1980s, he contributed to cultural magazines like Teken, and to the monthly Zender. Between 1998 and 2000, he did drawings and strips for OpNieuw. More recently, he has done illustrations and strips for educational publications of Wolters-Noordhoff and others.