Joost Swarte

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Date of Birth December 24, 1947
Place of Birth Netherlands
Age 73 years old
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Joost Swarte

Joost Swarte is a Dutch cartoonist and graphic designer. He is best known for his ligne claire or clear line style of drawing, a term he coined. Comic series and characters by Swarte include Katoen en Pinbal, Jopo de Pojo, Anton Makassar, Dr Ben Cine and Niet Zo, Maar Zo- Passi, Messa. He is however more famous for his numerous drawings, stamps, posters, cards, LP and CD covers, and for his magazine covers.

Born: Joost Swarte, December 24, 1947, Heemstede, Netherlands
Area(s): Artist, Writer, Graphic Designer
Notable works: Swarte, Hors Serie, Modern Papier

About Joost Swarte

Dutch cartoonist most recognized for his clear line style. He was also once knighted by Queen Beatrix, the reigning royalty of the Netherlands.

Before Fame

He enrolled in school in Eindoven, where he studied industrial design.


He was knighted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Family Life

He was born in Heemstede, Netherlands.


Along with poet Louise Bogan, he made several contributions to acclaimed magazine, The New Yorker.

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Latest information about Joost Swarte updated on March 06, 2021.

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