Hello I’m Bob Mollema. A Dutch ¬†illustrator, designer and art director. Translating your story into original and outstanding visuals.


De Optimist

The Optimist is a digital cultural magazine. Martien Bos from the Optimist asked me to make an illustration for a short story. This story was about a christian girl who first comes into contact with a world outside of her small christian world.

I mainly zoomed in on the curiosity of the girl, but also the shock she experiences. In the drawing I tried to make a cocktail of pop culture, doubt and christianity. It is a pity that things cannot go hand in hand, and that one thing can exclude the other. Even in the modern world in which we live.

The Optimist interviewed me and you can read it here


De Optimist


Pencil, ink and digital colouring