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Peter van Straaten
Born 25 March 1935(1935-03-25)
Arnhem, Netherlands
Died 8 December 2016(2016-12-08) (aged 81)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Years active 1958–2016
Known for Vader & Zoon

Peter van Straaten (25 March 1935 – 8 December 2016) was a Dutch cartoonist and comics artist. He was best known for his political cartoons as well as his satirical observations of everyday people. He also had a newspaper comic strip Vader & Zoon, which ran in Het Parool for almost two decades.

Van Straaten announced his retirement on 2 August 2016. He died four months later on 8 December in Amsterdam, at the age of 81.[1]


  1. Bas Schuddeboom & Kjell Knudde, "Peter van Straaten", Lambiek, 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.