Klein Napoleon, by Dick Heins (Eppo #1, 2009)
Klein Napoleon (Eppo #1, 2009)

Dick Heins is mainly active as an illustrator for game and holiday books. He began his career contributing to small press magazines Striptuur and Incognito in the 1980s and 1990s. He created several comic characters, such as 'Baldo', 'Babeteam' and 'Mooie Keetje' (in Het Kanton). Together with writer Rikky Schreever, he published an album about the bear 'Baldo' at Big Balloon in 2006. More recently, he became the assistant of Jeff Broeckx on 'Klein Suske en Wiske'.

40 Hours by Dick Heins
40-Hours (Eppo #3, 2012)

For the new Eppo magazine, launched in January 2009, Heins made the gag strip 'Kleine Napoleon' with Frank Jonker, and he did the inking and coloring of the 'Eppo' comic by Uco Egmond and later René Uilenbroek. When 'Kleine Napoleon' finished, Heins created the office gag strip '40-Hours' with Eric Hercules in 2010. The strip ended in early 2018. From 2013, he is affiliated with Studio Jan van Haasteren, a studios set up to produce crowded jigsaw puzzles in the tradition of Jan van Haasteren for Jumbo.

In 2020 he joined 75 Dutch & Flemish comic artists to make a graphic contribution to the free collective comic book ‘Striphelden versus Corona’ (Oogachtend, Uitgeverij L, 2020). The book is intended to support comics stores who had to close their doors for two months during the lockdown at the height of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. 

In 2021 Dick Heins won the P. Hans Frankfurtherprijs, as part of Jan van Haasteren's Studio Van Haasteren. He received the award along with Van Haasteren and Rob Derks. 

Baldo, by Dick Heins


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