Henk Roede has drawn since his childhood. He began a comics magazine with a couple of friends at age 14, and continued it for two years. He then draws for several amateur magazines. He began Studio Roede and created the characters 'Harrie & Ep', of which he self-published the first book in 1996. A year later, Roede took over the printing company he worked for.
His work for the company put his comics activities on hold for a while, but a second book of 'Harrie & Ep' followed in 2003. The strip was also featured in several newspapers and two more book collections followed. Henk Roede also created 'Tammo', a weekly dialect comic for the Groningen edition of Dagblad van het Noorden. He is additionally active as an illustrator for educational material and as a scriptwriter for the weekly Donald Duck magazine.