Pieter Cannegieter, by J. van Bossum

J.P. van Bossum made the newspaper comics 'Gert-Jan en Maartje' and 'Pieter Cannegieter', both published in the Nijkerkse Courant and the Nieuwe Haagsche Courant in 1949. He also worked on several projects in cooperation with Carol Voges under the banner Studio Van Bossum-Voges, including the illustrations for the book 'De muizen en de mooie hoed' by Pieter van Hemert (Kroonder, 1945) and the 'Prikkebaard' series by P.H. Fruithof (Kroonder, 1946), as well as the comic strip 'Professor Creghel'. His comic strips were part of the portolio of the Swan Features Syndicate in the 1950s.

Van Bossum was possibly related to Voges' wife, whose name was Geertruida Maria (Tru) van Bossum. The artist could be Joop van Bossum, a sculptor and couturier from Bussum, who is also credited for writing a series of four 'Tom Poes' children's booklets for D. Blazer & Metz in Amersfoort in 1945-1946.

Gertjan en Maartje, by J. van Bossum
Gertjan en Maartje (Nieuwe Haagsche Courant, 27-12-1949)

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