Frenk Meeuwsen (b. 1965) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. His paintings have been exhibited in the Netherlands and internationally. He works as a visualiser in the advertising world. His first graphic novel, Zen zonder meester (Zen Without a Master, 2017) appeared in several different languages.
He is also a practitioner of martial arts and has a black belt in karate. His fascination with the philosophical thinking of the Far East took him to Japan in the mid-1990s, where he lived in the temple city of Kyoto.