Latest news: author Peter de Smet (58) passed away at January 6, 2003.
Running gag starring a general who want to overthrow the ruling marshal. To do this he must take overtake the marshal's fort. Needless to say that the general never succeeds. But his attempts are funny and inventive enough to keep the reader's attention. The general is assisted by an smart professor and a stupid soldier. Beside the marshal and the general there is an independent party consisting of policeman Dreutel. All Dreutel wants is to reach the rank first class policeman and earn the honorary wistle. To achieve these goals Dreutel constantly tries to give the general a ticket. However, the contest between Dreutel on his motorbike and the general in his tank usually is fatal for Dreutel's bike. You can view a page with sub-titles (4x80kB inline images).
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With seemingly simple drawings and complex texts Dutch artist Peter de Smet (born 1944) manages to create a great funny comic. De Smet started his career as an advertisements draughtsman. His comics debut was in 1968 and in 1971 he started with his most popular comic De generaal (The general). Peter de Smet created some other comics among which Joris PK.
This Peter de Smet drawing has been made by Stan Heinze.
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