Friday, January 20, 2006


Just found this sketch for one of the comicbooks, and thought I'd share it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Another one of these beautiful maquettes from Gallery Fi Donc.

A piece of land

Sometimes I can already see it...

Monday, January 16, 2006


Can't tell you, how much fun it is, to do this little, cheerfull, unpretencious characters.....

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Alfred J Kwak Webcast

I'm proud and happy to announce that you can now watch a different episode of Kwak every week as a webcast at Herman van Veen's website. Enjoy it, while it's still free, H

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Our great fan and friend Johannes just sent in a photo of his cool Kwak-tattoo.
You'll find the link to his Fansite on the right.
Groetjes, Johannes !

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Prof Paljass von Unternull

I always saw Prof. Paljass as a caricature of Peter Ustinov. We even asked him to do the voice but he declined , saying he would only do maincharacters.
The German name "von Unternull" ( below zero) is a reference to Wernher von Braun, the German rocket-engineer , who started out building rockets for the nazis and later brought Apollo 11 to the moon. ( Hence yesterday's little poem by Tom Lehrer). His character first appeared, in "Onder Water" a theatershow, written by Herman, which we later rewrote to " Vissen in trouble water /Fish and Ships". In this show he still had a German accent and an assitent, a penguin by the name of Fahrenheit. So is there a dark spot in Paljass' history ? I love to think so....
Eventually Herman did the voice himself in the TV-Series, which put his voice under a lot of stress, and I remember him saying, he would never do dubbing again.
The Professor's mentor by the way, is the legendary scientist and genius, worldexplorer and organist Prof. Prokudatis Krakedatus, whose diary is still in the professor's safekeeping. I wrote a lot of that backhistory down for volume 4 of the comicbooks, which I never finished....too much work with the TV-series...Maybe some day we'll find the time and right place.