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Underground source now selling Bijlmerboys #7
December 05, 2021

Bijlmerboys #7 cover Dutch readers may be delighted to know that Bijlmerboys #7 is available now. According to dubious underground sources, sending an e-mail to bijlmerboys-at-yiri-dot-nl containing your address & the number of booklets you wish to acquire may or may not get you a reply containing payment details.

Including postage & packaging to an address in the Netherlands, one booklet will set you back 10 euro's.

More info about the Bijlmerboys can be found: right here!

Catching up
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

Persistence 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:

Related links:
Persistence @ Chocolate Chips & Rocket Ships
Louie Loop @ Chocolate Chips & Rocket Ships

Yes We Cant!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 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 is set to be performed at these venues:

Sunday 18 December 2011, 20.30
De Doelen; Rotterdam
Info: www.dedoelen.nl

Thursday 22 December 2011
Huis aan de Werf; Utrecht
Info: www.muziekweek.nl

Friday 27 april 2012, 20:30
Plaza Futura; Eindhoven
Info: www.axesjazzpower.nl

Saturday 28 April 2012, 20.30
Korzo Theater; The Hague, Prinsestraat 42
Info: www.korzo.nl

Thursday 10 & Friday 11 May, 2012
De Melkweg; Amsterdam
Info: www.melkweg.nl

Related links:
Michiel Mensingh
Whirly Girls @ Electra
Whirly Girls @ Renske Vrolijk

Cardiac arrest
May 27, 2011

Leven na een Hartinfarct 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

Related link:
Leven na een Hartinfarct @ senoeni.net

Religie in Beeld
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.

Related links:
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
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.

Related links:
Filosofie in Beeld @ senoeni.net

Jan Kruis tribute
26 Februari 2010

Jan Kruis tribute-comic 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.

Related links:
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.

Delft Blue
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.

Related links:
Royal Delft
Jos Collignon
Auke Herrema
Albo Helm
Gerrie Hondius
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!

Related links:

Pulpman 3
Pulpman 3 cover 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.

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Bijlmerboys 5 officially released at last!
27 May 2009

Bijlmerboys #5 cover 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).

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BijlmerBoys Omnibus presentation (update)
11 Februari 2009

Yiri signing the first copies of the BijlmerBoys Omnibus, at Lambiek
Yiri signing the first copies of the BijlmerBoys Omnibus, at Lambiek
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!
Yiri signing the first copies of the BijlmerBoys Omnibus, at Lambiek

Februari 6th: BijlmerBoys Omnibus presentation at Lambiek
30 Januari 2009

Bijlmerboys Omnibus 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.

Six o'clock, Februari 6th
Lambiek, Kerkstraat 132, in Amsterdam


Margreet & Yiri married 'for real'
23 Januari 2009
Happily married couple  
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
40 Jaar Stripwinkel Lambiek
De Jubelende Jubilaris 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:
Margreet presenting the first copy to Kees  
Thijs Bouman (1995)
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.
click to read  
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