Flip van der Schalie was a Dutch (comic) artist and television producer. At the age of 23 he joined Piet van Elk's Stripfilm studio. He initially inked the comics by Van Elk and the other artists at the studio, and eventually began producing his own work.
He created 'Bollie Bof', a character with a flower on his head, of which two stories appeared in regional newspapers, as well as some Belgian papers. For the publisher Mulder he made four fullcolor stories with 'Bollie Bof' in 1948, but these were never published.
Because of his interest in the American film industry, he gave his second character the shape of a rolled up film role. This character, called 'Ferrie Funnie', was published in film magazine Filmwereld. When the Stripfilm studio ended, Van der Schalie worked as a children's book illustrator.
His career took a turn in the 1950s, when he became a television and radio producer for the AVRO. He produced the legendary 'Bonte Dinsdagavondtrein' show for the radio, as well as the game show 'Wie Van De Drie' for TV, which he also hosted. After his retirement he focused on making watercolor paintings.