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R.I.P. Bob van den Born (Creator of Professor Pi)

posted Nov 27, 2017, 5:04 PM by Vu Nguyen

Bob van den Born was a Dutch cartoonist best known for his pantomime gag comic 'Professor Pi' (1954-1965). It has been translated worldwide, making Van den Born one of the few Dutch comics artists to have enjoyed an international career. He was furthermore active as a painter, illustrator and caricaturist.


Since 2014, the artist lived in the Rosa Spier Huis, a notable retirement home for Dutch artists. He passed away on 27 November 2017 at the age of 90.