vrijdag 16 december 2011

woensdag 30 november 2011

Porto in b&w

Theo, a former collegue at Cadac, and his wife wants to buy one of the drawings of my series 'Kunstrip'. I suggested I would make one especially for them. I'm working on this now...

dinsdag 22 november 2011

Hotel in Grazalema; Room with a view

The first week of Novembre I was recharging my batteries in the Sierra de Grazalema with my brother and friends. A five days walk in a Western movie. At the end a day of climbing in El Chorro and Toon is reloaded!

donderdag 3 november 2011

Herbst in Köln

The o.s.u.c. month has come to an end. Last week Johannes Stahl gave us a nice tour in Cologne, which concluded our surch for position in the arts.

woensdag 19 oktober 2011


As from 5th of oct i'm living in an abandoned appartmentbuilding for the open source urban campus. A severe post-academic situation in which we discuss the current position, of artists, artschools and artinstitutions. At the same time we try to focuss on our own work and position.

Yesterday I was drawing in appartment 191.

maandag 3 oktober 2011

LMC 2011

I survived the Limburg Mountain Challenge 2011, a survival-race for mountaineers. The weather matched the absolute fabulous organisation. Although we had a very short nightrest, dawn at Brunssumerheide was a nice reward. After 100 km mountainbiking, swimming and canoïng some lakes, carrying logs, we finally arived at the secret finishspot at I-VY, Sittard. It's there we heard we had reached third place, which means my team has to organize next years LMC!

dinsdag 13 september 2011

Tekenkingz in Hasselt

Last weekend the Tekenkingz were drawing in Hasselt during Art Focus Euregio (whateverthatis). Some pictures by Emerson, the trainee of Gady:

maandag 5 september 2011

Radio Kootwijk

Last winter I searched in vain for the famous Radio Kootwijk-building in a snowy forest. Tomorrow I will be key-note speaker for CAL-XL in this unique monument. Mysterious ways leading to new horizons.

Photo: Dienst Landelijk Gebied

donderdag 25 augustus 2011


Somebody asked for a logo of his pub in Aachen (D). I took a while before I  made the one he liked...

dinsdag 16 augustus 2011


Five years I had been the director of kuS, the most interesting and avant garde artcentre of the Netherlands. In short we will issue a publication about the projects of the past years.

Now I will take part in a new educational project: the Open Source Urban Campus, fortifying the academic community with a post-academic situation in which we try not to talk about art but about reality. Which is the role of the artist in these times?

O.S.U.C. will start in octobre in an abandoned appartmentbuilding in Bleijerheide.

dinsdag 12 juli 2011

More old stuff

This cartoon has been made for VPRO Gids in 1998 (why aren't you playing outside with your friends?).

vrijdag 1 juli 2011


My old scouting drillinstructor Frank asked me to design a sweater for his pupils' summercamp. It had to be 'sumthing with chickies and apredator'.

vrijdag 24 juni 2011

donderdag 23 juni 2011

Last days of a director

This summer after five years I will quit my job as director of kuS. It was a marvellous time with nice exhibitions and many new friends. Now the latest exhibition, Lak aan Braak, is coming to an end and I am very proud of it again: thanks to the curator Jens Besser from Dresden who gave Heerlen several stunning murals!!
This one from Resto and Roa at Schelsberg:

woensdag 8 juni 2011

Tekenkingz will perform again!

Kompas Nederland invited the Tekenkingz to perform during 'Binnenstebuiten'in Landbouwbelang in Maastricht on 9th of July. I already drew something for the invitations.

dinsdag 17 mei 2011

Mijn boom blaft

Together with Erik (HetVormlab) and SCHUNCK* education I have been working on a interactive game 'Mijn boom blaft'. Children can learn to make words or draw fantasywords. Check the website!

Workshop at I-Beta festival

First public appaerance of the famous Tekenkingz at I-bèta festival in Heerlen was a success:  
Drawing the map of Eutropolis: we all have stories to tell: where do we come from, what are the dreams we have, what is home and how do we see our neighbours. Once, long before Eutropolis, powerpointpresentations and creative industry, this region was below sealevel. And then there was Carboon, dinosaurs, Karl the Emperor, conference of Vienna and I-beta. We will try to draw a comic of Eutropolis together, in which all these stories will become one. The ‘Tekenkingz Eutropolisstrip pt.1’

donderdag 28 april 2011

The sewer turbine nearly finished

The 'rioolturbine' project of Joep (city of Heerlen) is nearly finished. My contributions have been the animation with Bram, the logo design and this construction (photo) which helps to explain what it's all about. Thingies are actually movable, kidsfriendly!

vrijdag 25 februari 2011

De Tekenkingz

They are here to stay, the most famous, illustrious and best draw musqeteers of the South: DE TEKENKINGZ!
©Berend Vonk

donderdag 17 februari 2011

dinsdag 1 februari 2011

Animation ready and broadcasted!

Yesterday the animation was shown at the energy-fair and the local television made an item in which it was shown as well! Thanx Bram and Laurien for the great job.

zaterdag 29 januari 2011

Real summit photo.

For all dutch climbers who don't have a photo of the summit of Mont Blanc: now it's in Heerlen at SCHUNCK* . It plays a leadrole in the movie of Mels van Zutphen which we will show at DMFF.
More news: we have 60 more seats for the festival!

vrijdag 21 januari 2011

Latest on DMFF

So many people like to come and we are already sold out. We are trying to get another place with more seats! Next week we will hear about that: fingers crossed!! In the meantime watch this wonderfull movie, drawing, mountains, aaaah.....

donderdag 20 januari 2011

Man walking

 :clic: to play

The leading figure of the shit animation (clic on the figure to animate).

dinsdag 18 januari 2011

dinsdag 11 januari 2011

Book your DMFF tickets now!

Tickets for the Dutch Mountains Film Festival on 19th of February can be booked at 045 - 577 22 00 or info@filmhuisdespiegel.nl
Admission € 10,00 for all evening; members of the filmhuis and NKBV pay only € 8,00.

Book now or regret for ever!