Barbara Stok is well known for her candid autobiographical graphic novels. She was awarded the 2009 Stripschapprijs for her body of comic-book work. In addition to writing for newspapers and magazines, Stok has authored eight books. She lives in the Netherlands.
"While approximating Van Gogh, she sticks to her own elemental, comic strip-like style that suggests both a simplified Tintin and a more complicated Peanuts."--Booklist