Is It a Bird?
My name is Gerrit Rijken. I’m originally from a small city in the Netherlands but now living the dream in Bergen, Norway, “the cradle of Black Metal.”
After graduation from high school, I entered the Erasmus University Rotterdam to study history. I got my bachelor’s and then did some teaching. Within a few months, I learned that it wasn’t my vocation to deal with young people and youth. So I quit and decided to try to make it as an illustrator.
Now, years later, I’ve had the honor and pleasure to work with many talented bands and musicians from all over the world, including, amongst others, Dauthuz, Funeral Void, Ghostheart Nebula, Intero, Psalmtanic, and Toxocara.
If I’m not working on a commission, then I’m working on my own science fiction comic book.