Professor Zegellak by Piet Worm
'Professor Zegellak' (De Fontein, 1948).

Petrus Johannes Franciscus Maria Worm, Piet Worm for short, was born in 1909 in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. He studied at the Kunstnijversheidsschool in Haarlem, the School voor Kunst, Techniek en Ambacht in Den Bosch and the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

De Vrolijke Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, by Piet Worm
'De Vrolijke Vaderlandse Geschiedenis'.

Worm became an illustrator and writer of children's books, often cooperating with writer Bertus Aafjes on titles such as 'Peter-Kersen-eter' (1943, "Dit Werd Gemaakt In Fraaie Vorm, Door Bertus Aafjes en Piet Worm"). They also made an illustrated history of The Netherlands, called 'De Vrolijke Vaderlandse Geschiedenis', published in newspaper De Volkskrant in 1948 and in book format in 1958. Worm wasn't the only artist with whom Aafjes made a comic strip: in 1946 and 1962 he also collaborated with Eppo Doeve.

comic art by Piet Worm

Piet Worm was editor of children's magazine De Fontein, together with Tom Bouwes. For this magazine, he drew the comic 'Professor Zegellak', written by Daan Zonderland. Other comics by Piet Worm are 'Van Kwik-Kwak het Kikkertje' (text by Tom Drost, 1935/36, in Okki), 'Nanne's Reis' (1938), 'Het Heldenlied van Jan en Piet - De Ware Avonturen van Twee Dappere Hollandse Jongens in Oorlogstijd' (1947), 'De Speelgoedbeer van Sibiella' (1947), 'Die Verhaal van Jan Riebeeck' (1952), 'Verhalen Uit Het Oude en Nieuwe Testament' (1954), 'De Drie Paardjes' (1950s) and 'De Regenboogkinderen' (1960).

De Vrolijke Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, by Piet Worm
'De Vrolijke Vaderlandse Geschiedenis'.

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