“I’m not Rembrandt, though I have the same initials.”

Dandy Raffe is the nickname I got during my studies, my real name is Robert van Raffe.

Ik have never been able to decide what to put on my business card – possible options at the moment are: “philosopher”, “illustrator”, “comic author”, “teacher”, “middle manager”, and of course “dandy”.

From 2000-2005 I studied Illustration at the Willem de Kooning academy (WdKA) and a few years later I studied Philosophy as a part time student at the Erasmus University (MA, 2017). Since 2014 I work at the Willem de Kooning academy as a teacher and a coordinator.

Next to that I write and draw comic books.