To describe myself, I'm that big, mellow, friendly guy. That guy that insists that you go first at the checkout line at the grocery store. That doesn't mean I'm gullible and superstitious as I have both of my feet firmly implanted into the fabric that is reality. I'm often described as being a "very rational person", which works both for and against me.
Most of the time, I try to approach life from a humorous angle, it keeps things fresh and keeps me sane. One major outlet for this is making comics, which is something I'm doing since my childhood. I have made that hobby into my profession, and you'll find out that my nickname also exists on deviantART.
Currently, I'm living in the heart of Rotterdam, enjoying the urban lifestyle after spending my childhood traveling in full circle through Drente, Breda and Rucphen county.
Since my line of work is quite time consuming, I maintain a small, but loyal circle of friends. Since they tend to be artists such as myself, we tend to watch movies, play video games and geek out at comic conventions.
I also like to go on road trips, preferably with my friends and my trusty Mazda 626, which I have nicknamed Wallii because I'm silly like that. Nothing is more amusing to travel from place to place with nothing but a car, a tent and supplies, in order to explore not-so-typical places I've never been to.
I'm also very handy with computers and other digital appliances. For instance, I tend to build my own computers rather than to buy them pre-fab.
Also, I have been told that I look like Flynn Rider from Disney's Tangled/Rapunzel. Watching that movie is the weirdest experience to me.
Invader Zim and Johnen Vasquez' work in general greatly influenced me early on. The unique art style and the bizarre humor really intrigues me to this day.
Everything from Pixar is a masterpiece, except for Cars.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is arguably the most epic franchise for Western animation for TV. Great characters, great art, great everything.
The Matrix was a very interesting movie, which combined awesome action with the creepy premise that the world we live in might be nothing but a simulation. The sequels seem to miss the latter.
I also enjoy anime from time to time, but I never caught myself obsessed with it. My favorite animes include Fullmetal Alchemist, Samurai Shamploo and Panty and Stocking. Naruto influenced me on long-format stories.
While I do read books, it's never a novel of some sort. I do, however, have a rather diverse comic book collection, ranging from your average Spirou to Sam and Max and Transmetropolitan.
When it comes to music, I'm an unidirectional mess. I listen to all sorts of genres from all over the world. I doubt that there's anything I could type here that's of any use.
Did I mention I like food? My diet consists mostly of non-domestic dishes, mostly Italian (which isn't another way of saying I eat nothing but pizza). I seem to actually enjoy cooking and having people taste my food, the fact that I like to eat the things I prepare is an added bonus.
2 The Internet. While I can cope without it, the Internet is great for many things.
3 Creativity. Without it, we're just living out our lives.
4 Coffee, if I were a car, it would display "caffeine only" on the petrol cap.
5 Knowledge. Knowledge is power.
6 My Cintiq. It's a screen I draw on, and it's awesome.
I also tend to think about political issues, but more in the practical sense. And of course, I'm plotting if there is something fun I could do, by myself or with my friends.
Also, as my profile would suggest, ik spreek gewoon Nederlands. Het staat alleen zo vreemd op een Engelstalige site.