Dutch whining in print


Ever since I can remember I have been impressed by the drawings of Peter van Straaten(Peter from the streets). His work is on depressing matters but with a melodramatic tone. It just shows us how sad everything can be but in a funny way. At least that is what I think and most Dutch do too. I wonder if people form other cultures are also able to understand this type of whining humor. As we Dutch think we are the masters in the field of whining and the related humor in that.

There is an illustration printed every day in a Dutch news paper but I know him more from the Zeurcalender (Complain calender) which is published every year. As shown on his Wiki he has been doing this ever since the late 50.

Just browse true the illustrations down below. They are still in Dutch but at the bottom you will find an English translation.

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