Bernard Willem Holtrop

Willem (right) with Pierre Bourgeade, 2008

Bernard Willem Holtrop (born 2 April 1941, Ermelo) is a Dutch cartoonist living in France since 1968,[1] who publishes under the pen name Willem. He is the winner of the 2000 Stripschapprijs.[2] and of the 2013 Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême.[3]

Willem has drawn in many newspapers: L'Enragé, Hara-Kiri, Charlie Hebdo, Charlie Mensuel, Libération, Siné Mensuel.


  1. Renard, Mathieu. "Bande dessinée—Willem" (in French).
  2. "38 jaar de Stripschapprijs - 1974 – 2011". Het Stripschap. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  3. Potet, Frédéric (3 February 2013). "Le Néerlandais Willem couronné par le Grand Prix d'Angoulême". Le Monde (in French).

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