Aladdin en de Tooverfluit, by Jan Wiegman
'Aladdin en de Tooverfluit'.

Jan Wiegman was born in Zwolle, and was a pupil of Tjeerd Bottema. He was a regular artist for the Katholieke Illustratie during the late 1910s, drawing cartoons, jokes and occasional comic pages, inspired by his French contemporaries. Wiegman drew the newspaper comic 'Snoes' (texts by W. van de Berg) in 1928.

panel by Katholieke Illustratie by Jan Wiegman
Panel from Katholieke Illustratie, 1919.

Another comic by Wiegman was 'Aladdin en de Tooverfluit'. During the 1940s he made 'Heintje Biet', which appeared in De Fontein. Wiegman also created many illustrations for newspapers and children's books. He has worked for over sixty publishers, including Meulenhoff. He also illustrated a number of commercial books. Well-known for his silhouette drawings, Wiegman also wrote and illustrated for shadow plays, among others for De Waagspelers in Haarlem (around 1938).

Heintje Biet, by Jan Wiegman

cover for Okki, by Jan Wiegman

De Waagspelers, with Jan Wiegman
De Waagspelers, with Jan Wiegman in the middle.

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