Jan was born in 1956 in Kingston upon Hull, England, to
a Yorkshire mum and a man from the Netherlands province of Limburg.
Having spent many years advising authors how to polish their work, Jan has decided to practise what he’s been preaching.
Jan’s most recent project is a post-apocalyptic graphic novel, which he is writing and illustrating for Blackhouse Comics. The novel will be released through 2008–09 in five instalments in comic-book form, before being collected in graphic-novel format. An extensive selection of Jan’s artwork can be viewed on his Facebook page, including a sneak peak at the new graphic novel. A number of sequels are planned.
|A film enthusiast, Jan has several screen projects in
development, both for adult and children's audiences. The novel of 'The Secret' is the product of a collaboration with Producer, Bruce Walshe
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Concept art by Jan for two more screen projects
|Jan is a lover of all arts, both 'popular' and 'high art' (in so far as such concepts still have currency in the postmodern age we are supposedly living in). As well as being an author of literary fiction, Jan enjoys creating cartoons and writing and illustrating comic books aimed at a variety of age groups.||Cover art for 'Bold Action' published by Sequence Productions in 2001. One of many projects with Sydney writer Christopher Sequiera.|
|Two of two dozen cover illustrations produced for Bolinda Publishing.||Two of 150 illustrations for Hinkler Books 'Classics Illustrated' series.|