Illustratie Biënnale 2016 – 10 illustratoren, 10 boeken

It’s time for the Illustratie Biënnale again! A weekend full of illustrationy goodness at de Toneelschuur in Haarlem, coinciding with de Stripdagen which take place in the same area.
For this edition of the biannual, I’ve participated in a special project initiated by the Fiep Westendorp Foundation, called ’10 illustratoren, 10 boeken’: an exhibition of illustrated covers, for books of the participants’ own choice. In addition to this, a publication has been made of not only the cover designs, but also the sketch phases that lead the illustrators to their end results. The publication will be available for sale in the pop-up museum store.

You’re very welcome to come visit this awesome event. The book cover project will be shown at the expeditiegarage (that’s inside the Toneelschuur) on Saturday from 12.00 to 17.00, and on Sunday from 13.30 tp 17.00. Free entrance.
Hope to see you there!

Schermafdruk 2016-06-01 18.12.13
Sneak peek of my contribution to the cover project

Expo & opening | Filter Amsterdam

promo blog online



Hiya people,

For the coming three months, a selection of my most recent works will be exhibited at Filter Amsterdam.
The opening is on thursday september 17th, from 19.00 until 20.30. You are very welcome to drop by.
There will be snacks, there will be drinks, and there will also be some works and prints for sale at a special price that evening.


If you’re traveling by train and arrive at Amsterdam Central Station:
Filter Amsterdam is situated at a five minute walking distance from Waterlooplein, which you can most easily reach by subway. Click here for your 9292 travel schedule.
You can also take bus 34 or tram 9.

If you’re traveling by car:
There is a parking garage located at Valkenburgerstraat 238. Click here for more info.

If you’d like to have a little walk or bikeride:
I can recommend this, it’s quite a nice part of town. And even if you choose a touristy route, it will probably not take you more than a half hour to get from Central Station to Filter. Here is your map.

If you have any questions you can reach me at menahmarleen [at]
It would be lovely to see you there!

xx Menah


Click here for the facebook event


Menah live in june

I will be drawing live on several occasions this month, and you are very welcome to come and see me.

11/6 : De Idee #9 Thema: MOTIEF! | SSBA Salon, Amsterdam | 20.00 – 23.00 |  ticket: €7,50 – philosophical talkshow (live doodling)
12/6 : CloudNights: UJazz Panorama with Denise Jannah and Menah | TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht | 21.00 – 23.00 | ticket: €7,00 or more – multidisciplinary improvisation
27/6 : Volkshotel’s first birthday | Volkshotel, Amsterdam | event: 10.00 – 4.00 Menah: 21.00 – 23.00 – live drawing & portrait session

live in june promo



FB giveaway

Hi dearies, I’m doing a giveaway on my facebook page.
You can enter the competition to win this art print. It’s a 12×16 inch giclée print, beautifully done by INPRNT, of a piece from my book Je Bent Er Nog.
HOW TO WIN: go to my facebook page and comment on the photo you see below.
I will select a winner at random from the comments tomorrow (friday the 16th) 16:00 GMT. Go for it and make yourself / somebody else happy with this print!





Excited to be doing a project with one of my favorite labels, A.M. WESTEN. Stay tuned for a very multidisciplinary event with works by 5 young artists. November. Utrecht. XXX






Nu te koop: dichtbundeltje met gedichten door Irene Schoenmacker en illustraties door Menah, tijdje terug uitgekomen onder de druknaaldjes van EXTRAPOOL en met de hand gebonden (die van Irene, nog wel!).
Bundeltje kost €6 exclusief postzegels à €1 of €1,50. Wil je er eentje (of meerdere), stuur me dan maar even een mailtje (menahmarleen [at] gmail . com), en zet daarin gelijk je postadres. Dan is het binnenkort jouw dichtbijbundeltje.






Expo | Red Brick Gallery, Berlin

Thank you Joep, for the opportunity and the weekend! Super Sunday was super nice!







IMG_5421Clean Pete sluikreclame

Clean Pete album coming out in january

Got this in the mail yesterday: a promo copy of the first super-official Clean Pete album!
I’m really excited to see my artwork printed and to hear how the songs turned out. I can promise you that, if you buy the cd (which will be released in the beginning of 2014), you will enjoy it! The music is great, and the cd comes with a lot more artwork in the form of a booklet.

Also, Clean Pete and I may have another sparkly surprise in store for you… stay tuned!


Fiep-dag 2013

Lieve mensen! Wat een dag!! Het boek -waarvan er nu nog maar één exemplaar is, maar dat graag uitgegeven zou worden- is vandaag gelanceerd tijdens de Fiep-dag van Fiep Westendorp Illustrations. En later nog eens tijdens een dubbelinterview met mijn vader en mij op Radio 2 bij De Staat van Stasse (skip naar 01:50:00 om het te vinden). Ik hou jullie op de hoogte van de voortgang. In de tussentijd allemaal heel erg bedankt! Fiep, Gioia, Hans, Nicky, Ted, Steffie, Anika, Iris, Papje, Mampje, Josefien en Stefan die mijn oren zojuist ontmoetten, en de rest. xxxx! Menah




Have a very merry coffin table!

Mijn tafeltje woont tot januari in GoGallery, Prinsengracht 64, Amsterdam.
Ik was er vandaag en zag toen pas dat het hier een mij bekende galerie betreft, namelijk eentje in een bijzonder mooi gebouw met erg aardige mensen. En nu dus met kerstcadeaus voor een schamele 1000 euro. Ik zou zeggen, waar wacht u op? -xxx-


Expo / Dutch Art Collaboration / Pop Up Store / Utrecht

The half-antique half-contemporary furniture Koos Weel has assembled with his project Dutch Art Collaboration, is now living in a store in Utrecht. Not only does the shop contain furniture made into art -like the Anne-table I made-, there’s also two-dimensional work for sale – like some drawings from my Ghost-series-, as well as a vintage corner with all sorts of stuff, posters, clothing.

The store, to be found at Biltstraat 447, will be the DAC-store at least until january.


Couch by Pony People

Couch by Pony People

Expo / Young Talent Popping Up / Pop Up Galerie / Utrecht

Group exhibition, 5/7 – 15/7.
With…. the silkscreens of Whale! (Whale = Rosanne Groeneweg (who created this whole exhibition, together with Nikki and Thirza), Aiden Wong and me)