Hisko Hulsing is a Dutch animator, director and storyboard artist from Amsterdam. He studied painting and animation at the Art Academy of Rotterdam, and graduated in 1995. His first animation was 'Harry Rents a Room', which was released in 1999. His short animation 'Seventeen' (2004) was the official Dutch entry for the Academy Awards 2005 in the category Best Animated Short. His animated short 'Junkyard' (2012) won a prize at the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival and at the Shanghai Television Festival, and was also an entry for the Academy Awards.
In 2013 he made over 100 oil paintings on canvas to serve as backgrounds for the hybrid live-action/animation documentary 'The Last Hijack' that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2014. Hulsing and his team provided the animations for Brett Morgen's biopic of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, 'Montage of Heck' (2015). The documentary also featured animated segments of Cobain's own comic strips from his journals. Besides writing, directing, painting and animating for his animated films, Hisko composes the orchestral soundtracks for his own productions.
Hisko divides his time between doing commercial assignments for agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Czar and working on his own projects. He also makes music, paintings and comics. One of those is 'The Truth about Your Sister', which appeared in the alternative comics magazine Zone 5300 in 2010. He has also made comic stories for the Dutch literary comics magazine Eisner. He is the brother of graphic novel artist Milan Hulsing.