Erik Kriek is a cartoonist from Amsterdam. He is best known for his Gutsman comics, for which he won the Dutch award Stripschaprijis in 2008. He lives in the Netherlands with his girlfriend and son.
Kriek's inky drawings fit the dark tone of these harsh tales of homicides, self-defense killings, and unjust executions. In no cases do Kriek's variants displace the song, but they possess their own moody emotional power.