About the artist

Peter van Straaten (25 March 1935 – 8 December 2016) was a Dutch cartoonist and comics artist. He is noted for his political cartoons and his satirical observations of people. Van Straaten was born in Arnhem in the Netherlands on 25 March 1935. After studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, he began to work as an illustrator for the Dutch newspaper Het Parool. Between 1968 and 1987 his daily comic strip Vader & Zoon (Father and Son) was published which became a huge success.
Van Straaten is known for his cartoon series Dagelijks Leven (Daily Life) and Doe ik ’t Goed (Am I doing well?). Van Straaten's cartoons have been published in Het Parool, Humo, Pent-house and Vrij Nederland. He was honored with the Stripschapprijs in 1983 and he also recei-ved the Inkspotprijs in 1994, 1997, 2003 and 2016. He died on 8 December in Amsterdam, at the age of 81.