Strip in De Humorist, by T. Smits 1941
comic strip in De Humorist (1941)

Ton Smits probably made his debut in magazine De Humorist around 1941, where he signed his strips "Tommy". He published the comic 'Karel Kwiek' in newspaper De Helmondse Courant (1946 - 1947). 'Daniel Daazer' and 'Dolly en de Juwelenroof' also appeared in the same newspaper.

Karel Kwiek, by Ton Smits
Karel Kwiek (Helmondse Courant, 1946-47)

Ton Smits, who's better known as a cartoonist, designed the well-known "vignette" for the yearly Cartoonale/Knokke-Heist, Belgium. He also published his cartoons in magazines Tussen de Rails. The Dutch Cartoonist Society awarded Smits with one of their annual awards as well.

Karel Kwiek, by Ton Smits
Karel Kwiek (Helmondse Courant, 1946-47)

Between 1949 and 1975 Smits published many humour drawings in the well-known American magazines The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Look and This Week Magazine.

panel by Ton Smits
Dolly en de Juwelenroof (1946-47)

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