Welcome and thank you for your interest in my work as an illustrator and comicbook-artist.

Although I'm an illustrator and comicbook-artist by trade I ' m interested in lots of others things and I figured it would be nice to share at least some of these interests with you.

Have fun!

Ben Vranken

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Archaeological News

As from today a new edition of Hollands finest magazine on archaeology can be found at your local newsstand or bookstore. ' Archeologie Magazine ' as it is called is filled with interesting stuff about (amongst many other things) a special on the archaeological remains of the "Great War" and on war- archaeology in general, interesting news about the "Antonine Wall",articles about Jersey, Canterbury, the Champagne district in France and Egypt. Furthermore the magazine is packed with little news-items,links to websites and beautiful pictures.
I have my own little ' corner' (in fact it's a whole page!) in the magazine with which I am very pleased because I really like the way the magazine is executed. In this 'corner' I like to write and draw about archaeology from a somewhat different and highly non-scientific angle.
On their website ( www.archeologiemagazine.nl ) you can learn more about this fine magazine.

Thursday, December 14, 2006


..and there's more good news: two of my stories have been published in the 300plus paged anthology GR'OMNIBUS made by the people behind the GR'NN-magazine and published by Sherpa(a small Dutch publishing house). I did the stories quite a while ago but the book was published to celebrate the 10th birthday of the magazine and it looks very good! Altough I do not fancy all of the stories I think most of them are o.k.
It's nice to see the pages I drew ages ago in print again and what's more: I still like them !
The book also features lots of other famous Dutch(and international) small press artists like Anke Feuchtenberger,Marcel Ruyters, Markus, Amoebe and many more.It's a nice book to help you make it through the coming holidays and it's only 24,95 euros.
Check out the publishers website (www.sherpa.nu) for more details.