Sylvan Steenbrink is a self-taught illustrator based in Culemborg. In the 1970s, he was one of the contributors to Stripje, a monthly publication from Utrecht that tried to interest working youngsters and students in social issues. He made the comics 'Marius' (with Anton Ferdi, 1970), 'Zoek de verschillen' (April 1973), 'Leven voor anderen' (October 1973) and 'De Preek' (January 1974). He also made cartoons for other publications. Steenbrink has been working as a professional free-lance illustrator since 1983. Notable work by him are illustrations for cd covers of the classical music products by Philips Classics. He has also worked for Martinair, van Nelle, Etos and Cote d'Or.