I’m Maaike Hartjes, a professional comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist from Amsterdam.
I’ve been drawing comics since kindergarten, and published them in numerous other magazines and newspapers. Around 10 autobiographical comic books with my work have appeared, the latest being ‘Burnout diary’, an illustrated diary about the burnout I suffered 4 years ago.
I’ve always been very active in the comic industry; I put together an anthology of comics by female comic artists, I was chairlady of the Dutch Comic artists Association (BNS) and set up a comic series with business information for illustrators. In 2016 I won the annual ‘Stripschapprijs’, a lifetime achievement award for Dutch comic artists.
Besides comics I make illustrations, and I’m specialised in cartoons for business events. I’m an expert in visual storytelling and representing the core of a complicated story in a clear and fun way.
Please directly contact my agent Comic House if you want more information about my cartoon work.
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Thank you for your interest in my work, and do check out my social media accounts. There’s more in English there!