Pol Dom was born in Antwerp, Belgium, but lived in The Hague, the Netherlands, since 1927. He was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and was active as a (watercolor) painter, illustrator (a.o. 'De Kameleon', 'Kruimeltje'), etcher, sculptor and caricaturist. He was member of the Pulchri Studio in The Hague. Dom was author of several small books for jam factory De Betuwe, before the company began its series of 'Flipje' comic books. Other artists for De Betuwe booklets at the time were Harmsen van Beek, Daan Hoeksema and Jan Lutz.