Dutch illustrator Jos Looman was born in Haarlem. He began his career working in interior decorating and advertising in the USA, before turning to illustrations. He has designed book covers and made illustrations for VNU magazines like Nieuwe Revu and Pep. He illustrated several text stories for Pep, many of them written by Anton Quintana (Anton Kuyten), from 1968. By 1972, editor-in-chief Hetty Hagebreuk asked Looman and Quintana to make a comic series about the life of Genghis Khan. The resulting experimental comic strip, 'Dzjengis Khan, De Strijd om het Bestaan', was published in Pep between 1973 and 1975. It turned out to be one of the most interesting comic strips created by the new school of Dutch comic artists. Looman also drew 'Jacht naar Geluk', a short story for the sole issue of Baberiba in 1974. Looman has since returned to his main occupation, making illustrations.
Jacht naar Geluk (Baberiba #1, 1974)