18 September 2014
This past week, a couple of interesting artists have been added to the Comiclopedia, that were active during the Second World War.
First of all, Fieke Asscher, who, at the age of 16, drew a comic strip for the Jewisch Weekly, that was written by her mother. Until she had to go into hiding in 1943...
A different story is that of Marius Thomassen. This advertising artist and book illustrator drew the anti-semitic booklet 'Bull de Dog en Flits de Herder'. Thanks to the old scanned newspapers on delpher.nl, the site of the Royal Dutch Library, a rather complete biography could be compiled. Until he disappeared off the radar in 1943.
Then there was the graphic artist Ben Mohr, who illustrated a new version of Rodolphe Töpffer's 'Monsieur Cryptogramme' by J.A. Goeverneur, also in 1943. And Koen Hansley (a pseudonym?) and his comic 'Piet Arends en zijn wondertelescoop' from 1940.
Finally C. Turkenburg. This artist was mainly active in the 1930s, but I mention him anyway, hoping to get answers to some loose ends.