Peter Pontiac

Peter Pontiac (the pen name of Peter J.G. Pollmann, 1951-2015) never received any formal artistic training and began his career illustrating books of lyrics by the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Music, along with sex, drugs and death, is still one of the most important themes in his work.

In the 1970s and 80s, Pontiac contributed to music and underground magazines in the Netherlands, Spain, France and the United States. Between 1990 and 1997, seven volumes of the Pontiac Review were published, a series in which he arranged his illustrations and drawings by theme. Three years later, he published the biographical comic Kraut, a reconstruction of the life of his father, who worked for the SS during the Second World War.


  • Stripschap Prize (1977)

  • Professor Pi Illustration Prize (1998)

  • Marten Toonder Prize (2011)

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