'Ben Je Een Goede Detective?' (Olidin #3, 1958).

P. Visser was a 20th-century Dutch comic artist, who flourished in the late 1950s, early 1960s. For the children's magazine Olidin he drew the gag comic 'Tippy' (1957-1959), about a cute dog, and the riddle comic 'Ben Je Een Goede Detective?' (1957-1960). Barely anything else is known about his life and career, left alone what the initial in his first name stands for. 


'Tippy' (Olidin #3, 1957).

Life and career
Between 1957 and 1960, P. Visser worked as a comic artist and illustrator for Olidin, the children's magazine of the Shell Junior Club. Olidin (1957-1963) was produced in commission of petrol company Shell by the Van Maanen advertising agency in Amsterdam. Visser was probably also affiliated with this agency, headed by Eddy de Smet.  Visser made illustrations, as well as the sporadically appearing gag strip about the dog 'Tippy' (1957-1959) and the riddle comic 'Ben Je Een Goede Detective?' (1957-1960). Visser's riddle comic was succeeded by 'Japie Eigenwijs' by Jan Kruis and Wim Giesbers. Other comic artists who worked for Olidin were Hans G. Kresse, Piet Wijn, Chris Roodbeen, Dick Vlottes, Ted Mathijsen, Friso Henstra and Carol Voges


'Ben Je Een Goede Detective?' (Olidin #2, 1960).

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