'Br'er Rabbit' (Donald Duck 32, 2016).

Henrieke Goorhuis is a Dutch comic artist. She is best known for her skill in drawing funny animal stories, from Disney comics to the 2016 revival story 'Het Lastpak', based on Marten Toonder's classic series 'Tom Poes'. 

Early life
Henrieke Goorhuis was born in 1990 in Veldhoven, in the southern province North Brabant. She liked drawing from an early age, especially anthropomorphic animals. Her main inspirations are early 1940s cartoons and comics. In the mid-2000s, Goorhuis presented her work at Dutch comic conventions and on online message boards.

Disney comics
Goorhuis' talent was quickly noticed and at age 17 she already made her first cover illustration for the Dutch Donald Duck weekly, followed by a gag page in 2009. A perfectionist, it took her several years before she felt the quality of her work was good enough for a next publication. This was a story starring her favorite Disney character, 'Br'er Rabbit', published in 2016. In the meantime, she had done illustrations for the Disney publications edited by David Gerstein at IDW in the USA. She made cover illustrations for the monthly comic books, and did additional art for the collections of Floyd Gottfredson's 'Mickey Mouse' newspaper comics.

Het Lastpak by Henrieke Goorhuis
Bommel - 'Het Lastpak', 2016. 

Tom Poes
Following a tip from the comics museum in Groningen, the Toonder Compagnie asked her to make the illustrations for a new text story with Marten Toonder's 'Tom Poes en heer Bommel' by children's book writer Henk Hardeman. Hardeman was the winner of a scriptwriting contest organized by the Toonder Compagnie.  'Het Lastpak' (2016) appeared thirty years after Toonder had completed his original 'Bommel' series in 1986. The book gained wide media coverage, including an interview with Goorhuis in the TV programs 'Landinwaarts' and 'Tijd voor MAX' She is the first female in a long line of 'Bommel' artists, which by 2016 also included Dick Matena and Tim Artz. In 2017 she made the illustrations for the Dutch "Little Golden Book" 'Tom Poes en Het Cadeautje voor Heer Ollie' by Sjoerd Kuyper for Rubinstein Publishing.

Heer Bommel by Henrieke Goorhuis
Bommel - 'Het Lastpak' (2016).

Other graphic work
Henrieke has also drawn illustrations for GaiaPark Zoo. She was one of the hosts of Cartoon Drawing 101 at the Eurofurence conventions of 2008 and 2009, and a guest of honour at ConFuzzled 2015. In January 2014, SofaWolf Press published 'The Art of Henrieke' as part of its 'Artistic Visions' line of books.

Cover by Henrieke GoorhuisCover by Henrieke Goorhuis
Cover illustrations for Walt Disney's Comics. 

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