Willems Wereld, by Aloys Oosterwijk
Willems Wereld

Aloys Oosterwijk studied art in Arnhem and published his first comics in alternative comic publications like De Omelet, Tante Leny Presenteert, De Vrije Balloen and Talent. He is one of the founder members of Studio Arnhem and later of Studio De Wittenkade. In 1978 he made his professional debut with 'Een Keurig Wit Pakje Met Geen Vlekje Besmeurd', a collection of stories starring his character 'Pater Smollenbrink' previously published in Talent.

Cor Morelli, by Aloys Oosterwijk (1985)
Cor Morelli (1985)

While working as a drawing teacher, he participated in Studio Arnhem projects like the comic 'Otto Raaf' for Het Parool. His detective series 'Cor Morelli' was subsequently published in Het Laatste Nieuws, Robbedoes, Eppo, Eppo/Wordt Vervolgd, Sjors en Sjimmie Stripblad and Sjosji between 1984 and 1996, as well as in a series of six albums.

Blanche & Gijske by Aloys Oosterwijk
Blanche & Gijske (Tina, 2005)

Between 1991 and 1997, Oosterwijk created several stories for girl magazine Tina, featuring characters like 'Mirte' and 'Blanche & Gijske', the latter with text by Patty Klein. For newspaper De Telegraaf, he made an instructional strip on golfing, called 'Golfen Met Gary Wiren', and for Yachting World, he drew the historical comic 'Passionate Yachtsmen'.

De Visitatie by Aloys Oosterwijk
De Visitatie (Playhouse)

For several years he publishes his weekly strip 'Willems Wereld', a revamped version of 'Cor Morelli', in Panorama. Oosterwijk has additionally made erotic comics for the Spanish magazines Totem El Comix and Kiss. Some of these stories were also published in Playhouse in Holland. Since 2000, Oosterwijk is also active as courtroom artist for Panorama and Algemeen Dagblad.

On Friday 21 September 2001, a month-long exposition of the work of Aloys Oosterwijk was opened in Galerie Lambiek.

Willem & Aloys

Dutch biography in De Nederlandse Stripgeschiedenis
Willems Wereld site
(in dutch)
Oosterwijk's portfolio at ComicHouse

Series and books by Aloys Oosterwijk in stock in the Lambiek Webshop:


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