Bern Vinger was the author of the comic 'Met Toto Op Reis', about a little negro boy that is lost from home, picked up by a ship and returned to his native country. Looking at the clothes, it was presumably published in a newspaper in the 1930s. According to Hans Matla's catalogue, a book was published in 1948.
His full name was Bernardus Lambertus Vinger, and he has also made many book illustrations. He wrote and drew the picture books 'Hans in poppenland', 'Hans in het circus' and 'Hans bij de Kabouters' for Mulder & Zoon in Amsterdam around 1949, and illustrated classic books in the "Goede Lectuur" collection, as well as 'Pension Zonneduin' by C. Joh. Kieviet in the early 1940s. Also known about Vinger is that he was born in Zwolle and was a pupil of Daniël Lako. He lived in Wijk aan Duin during the 1920s, when he drew advertisements for the Johan van Oldenbarnevelt cigars of the Majoor brothers factory. Vinger has also illustrated postcards, and he made paintings. He passed away in Amsterdam in 1949.