Theo van den Boogaard is one of the leading Dutch cartoonists. Since his early youth he has been drawing and his first work was published when he was only 16 year old. When he was 17 years old he started working for undergound music-magazine Hitweek, for which he made some breathtaking posters of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa. His comic books were translated in many languages and were considered highly influential underground comics. In the seventies and eighties Theo published a serie of comic books with 'Sjef van Oekel' which were translated in many languages. Theo was commissioned work by many leading companies, the Natopnal Railways, the City of Amsterdam, the ministry of Culture and many others. He was awarded with the highest Dutch cartoon-award for his entire oeuvre.