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, June 25, 2008


Hello everybody,

again it has been a while but I just needed some time to recover from those hectic 'Haarlemse Stripdagen'.
As you know my new graphic novel: "Schroot" was released there and it was a great succes; thanks to the good people of 'Uitgeverij Xtra', I sold a lot of copies.
I think the book is very well executed and looks really good.
It was fun meeting all the people you normally seldom see because they live in remote parts of the country like Amsterdam.
Well, because of all this and because of the fact that the weather was very nice I spent most of my time drinking beer and talking to old friends on the squares of Haarlem.
I would like to say thanks to all the people that bought a copy of my book.
You can obtain your copy through the editor's website and as from now the book will also be available in bookshops across the country.
Check your local comic-retailer for a copy of "Schroot"; it's only 12,50 euro's

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Page from: "De Luidruchtige Boom" ("The Noisy Tree").
Page from:"Woeste Hoogten"("Wuthering Heights").

Page from: "Schroot" ("Scrap-iron").

Dear reader,

let me just show you a few pages from my latest graphic novel. The book consists of three stories in black and white with greyscales. The total amount of pages is 96!


Well hi there,

after a rather long period of silence from my part I'm back again because there has been some developments in the comic-department.
After working very hard for the past few months my newest graphic novel is finally finished and can be found at the coming convention at the Dutch town of Haarlem coming weekend.
I will be there too myself and I will be happy to provide your copy with an original drawing.
I don't know the exact time yet but I will be present in the "Philarmonie'-building which is also the nerve-center of the festival, so I'm told.
My editor ( Uitgeverij Xtra ) is situated next to the VIP-bar. Feel free to drop by and check out the other excellent books they publish.
Well , see you in Haarlem and ofcourse I hope you will like my latest book.
It's called "Schroot" ("Scrap Iron") and it's only 12,50 euro's.