December 21, 2020
It has been 8 years since I updated this page. Rest assured that I've kept myself busy, and have some catching up to do in order to make this site reflect some of that.
The smart thing to do would probably be to simply make up a new site from scratch, but with some of the content practically ancient by now, I've grown attached to it enough to say: time be time! I'll be restructuring and adding content one bit at a time, and at some point, hopefully before the end of 2021, I'll be able to announce that yiri.nl has caught up with the present at last :)
Chocolate Chips and Rocket Ships
July 22, 2012
99 1/2 fun poems by John O'Marra
100 amazing illustrations by 100 different artists.
Top talent from over a dozen different countries, who have created Children's Books, Comic Books, Rock Posters, Video Games, Fine Art and more!
Starting June 4th, John O'Marra has been posting one new poem and accompanying illustration a day. Margreet and I were lucky enough to participate. The following links will take you to our contributions:
Persistence @ Chocolate Chips & Rocket Ships
Louie Loop @ Chocolate Chips & Rocket Ships
Whirly Girls on Tour
November 15, 2011
Earlier this week saw the premiere of Whirly Girls: four compositions focus on influential women during the period of 1900 Ð 1950. These compositions are the result of a collaboration of Electra and Renske Vrolijk with composers Lucas Wiegerink, Vanessa Lann, and last but not least, my good friend Michiel Mensingh. His composition Guns n' Rosie, for which I provided him with lyrics, deals with the subject of women at work in the American war economy.
Below you can see an interview with Michiel Mensingh as he talks about this particular composition for VPRO's Eigentijds. See related links at the bottom for further details.
Whirly Girls @ Electra
Whirly Girls @ Renske Vrolijk
May 27, 2011
It turned out, to my own surprise, that my heart has had some issues for quite a while now. This only became apparent when I went out to post a letter on the morning of the 27th, and barely managed to make it back home as my ticker went into arrest. Luckily Margreet was quick to call for an ambulance, and thanks to the admirable cooperation of police and firebrigade I was hauled out through the window, rushed to hospital, and operated in no-time. For several days I had to remain under observation, which was way more inconvenient, to say the least. Despite having to get used to daily medication, it has left me feeling better than ever! Margreet has documented our experiences - in Dutch - under the title: Leven na een Hartinfarct
Leven na een Hartinfarct @ senoeni.net
Religie in Beeld
Februari 23, 2011
On the 25th of February 2011, the newest book by Margreet de Heer was presented at Galerie Lambiek, Amsterdam. It's called Religie in Beeld and deals with religion in a playful, authobiographical and educational way. Coloring was done by Yiri T. Kohl.
For full details about the book, see related links below.
Religie in Beeld @ senoeni.net
Kees Kousemaker has left the building
27 April 2010
After a long and fruitful life, Kees Kousemaker, the founder of Lambiek, passed away on Tuesday, 27 April 2010, at the age of 68. He will be greatly missed.
Read more about him at:
Bio @ lambiek.net
Released: Filosofie in Beeld
9 March 2010
After spending six months on it's creation, and several months in anticipation of it's release, the time has finally come! Written and drawn by Margreet, and colored by yours truly, Filosofie in Beeld has been officially released!
For full details about the book, see related links below.
Filosofie in Beeld @ senoeni.net
Jan Kruis tribute
26 Februari 2010
Today Jan Kruis was presented with the very first Marten Toonder-award. Along with the award he was presented with a special tribute-book, containing hommages by many cartoonists and illustrators. For this book, we ourselves came up with this cartoon, a parody of a comic drawn by Jan Kruis in 1972.
English Jan Kruis bio @ comiclopedea
Info on tribute-publication @ catawiki
4 februari 2010
On 26 november 2009 together with Jos Collignon and Auke Herrema, Margreet and Yiri painted a series of Delft Blue tiles for The Koninklijke Delftsche Aardewerkfabriek "De Porceleyne Fles Anno 1653" N.V. to attract attention to their temporary outlet located in the center of Den Haag. The assignment turned out to be great fun and resulted in a second session last februari, together with Gerrie Hondius, Albo Helm, and the guys from Lamelos.
Click below for pictures of both sessions and results:
Painting-session (26 november 2009)
Resulting tiles after baking
Painting-session (04 februari 2010)
The Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles is the only remaining factory of ± 32 earthenware factories that were established in Delft in the 17th century.
Margreet de Heer
Comics/art-convention in Utrecht
10 October 2009
Watch out for the comics/art-convention in Utrecht on the 7th of November, 2009! Studio Shinoeni will be present, too!
27 June 2009
This july look out for Pulpman #3. Appearing every six weeks or so, Pulpman is comic artist Fred de Heij's answer to the excessive use of the buzzwords 'graphic novel', and all it's pretentiousness. Pulpman takes comics back to their pulpy roots, and provides you with Quality Pulp.
Amongst the proud guest-artists in this third issue: Yiri T. Kohl! Available in comic-book stores in the Netherlands, as well as directly from the publisher, Uitgeverij Xtra.
Bijlmerboys 5 officially released at last!
27 May 2009
Almost a decade since Bijlmerboys #4 - Going Down - hit the shelves, the long awaited fifth installment has finally been unleashed upon the world! Currently for sale at Lambiek, and available at other comic-book stores throughout the Netherlands pretty soon, too!
Don't expect the doom and gloom of the previous issue, though, unless you really dig disappointment!
More info about the Bijlmerboys can be found: right here!
Shin & Nin in the Sugar Factory
26 May 2009
The Sugar Factory invited cartoonists to come over and decorate the place during club-nights may 21-24. Amongst this crew - yours truly and his wife, Margreet (senoeni.net).
BijlmerBoys Omnibus presentation (update)
11 Februari 2009
Here are several pictures that were made during the presentation of the BijlmerBoys Omnibus. As was announced earlier, this milestone took place at comic shop Lambiek on the 6th of februari. Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!
Februari 6th: BijlmerBoys Omnibus presentation at Lambiek
30 Januari 2009
On Friday, February 6th, the comics collection Bijlmerboys Omnibus by Yiri T. Kohl will be presented at Galerie Lambiek. This collection contains the first four issues of the series, which appeared in the 1990s, as well as a preview of the fifth issue, which will be published later this year.
The Bijlmerboys - Rembo, Dave & Roeltje - use a lot of chemicals to cope with a fantastic, hilarious and sometimes frightening world. The first issue of Bijlmerboys appeared in 1993. This collection shows the development in drawing skills - as well as an increasing use of black ink.
Lambiek, Kerkstraat 132, in Amsterdam
Margreet & Yiri married 'for real'
23 Januari 2009
After six unofficial marriage-rituals performed throughout 2008, Yiri T. Kohl and Margreet R. de Heer have now become husband and wife in the eyes of the state as well. On januari 23rd, 2009, they tied the knot 'for real', in the company of their closest friends and relatives.
Related link: http://www.senoeni.net
Comics shop Lambiek celebrates 40th anniversary
08 November 2008
On the 8th of November, Europe's first comics shop celebrated it's 40th anniversary. Founded by Kees Kousemaker in Amsterdam in 1968, Lambiek is now probably the oldest existing comics shop in the world.
To commemorate this, Margreet de Heer presented Kousemaker with a very special comic-book created for this occasion by various comic-book artists. In addition to a four-page story by her own hand, the publication contains Lambiek-related accounts by:
Wouter Goudswaard (1991)
Edith Kuyvenhoven (1977)
Thomas Legebeke (1993)
Rutger Ockhorst (1982)
Aloys Oosterwijk (1956)
Joshua Peeters (1973)
The honour of creating the cover befell yours truly. Only a very limited number of copies were printed, though at the time of writing Lambiek's still got several in stock.