Rotterdam-born commercial artist and painter Nico van Welzenes lived and worked in Schiedam in the period 1960-1976. He made many drawings and watercolor paintings of the older parts of that city. He also made artworks for the Schiedam Glassworks and the Wilton-Feyenoord shipyard, as well as political caricatures for the city paper and cartoons for sex magazines (such as 'Peter Pik' in Smile).
He combined superhero and sex comics which resulted in the comic book 'Superlul' in 1971. He later settled in Zeeland, where he specialized in painting landscapes of Zuid-Beveland and the Goes area.