Martin Lodewijk designs monument 'Palenosjes'


Whoever says 'Rotterdam' and 'strip', says Martin Lodewijk. The Rotterdammer, born and raised in 1939, grew into one of the most famous cartoonists in the Netherlands. Commissioned by BKOR, Lodewijk designed the monument Pale noses, in memory of the Rotterdam children in the hunger winter. The project was made possible in part by the Municipality of Rotterdam and Matrans Holding/Vervat, in close collaboration with real estate developer Leyten and Klunder Architecten. The artwork will be placed on the facade of the new building at 62 Westewagenstraat.

About Martin Lodewijk

Martin Lodewijk has been a cartoonist for sixty-five years. He grew up in post-war Rotterdam with magazines like Spirou, Heroic en Tom Poes Weekly, and even with American comics, which were easy to find in second-hand bookshops in the port city of Rotterdam. Early on he started trying to make comics himself, and with success: already at the age of seventeen he published cartoons and comics at the Rotterdam company ATH, for magazines (Bolero, Mascot) and booklets (Space travel, Arent Brandt).
His contribution to the comics world includes the widely known science fiction series Storm and screenplays for all kinds of series in the detective, adventure, western, fantasy and knight genres. He is best known as the author of the series Agent 327, a high-quality strip, in which he also manages to capture his deep love for his hometown of Rotterdam.

Publication date: 25 / 08 / 2022