Daan Hoeksema was a pioneer of Dutch comics. Born and raised in Groningen, Daniël Hoeksema relocated to Amsterdam in 1901. From 1908 on, he was an illustrator of children's books. He is considered one of the first Dutch comic artists, mainly because of his many strips for magazines and his How-to-Draw booklets. One of his best-known titles is 'De Neef van Prikkebeen' (1909), a story strongly inspired by Rodolphe Töppfer's 'Monsieur Cryptograme' ('Mijnheer Prikkebeen' in Dutch). Other books are 'Flip en Flap' (1920s), 'De Vroolijke Avonturen van Twee Kwaje Apen Jimmie en Pimmie' (1928/1929) and 'Dissy en Gemsy' (1932).
Besides his books, Hoeksema was also drawing for magazines, such as the political satirical magazine De Ware Jacob. He was also one of the main artists for Jong Nederland in the 1920s, and he also contributed to the Flemish (Belgian) equivalent Na de School. He was additionally an artist for advertising books for De Betuwe, as well as De Kleurdoos, a publication of de Gruyter.
Daan Hoeksema biografie