Eric Schreurs was born in 1958 in the city of Leiden. His mother was no older than eighteen years when she gave birth to her first son, and the young family lived with the grandparents for several years. Legend has it that young Eric filled his school books with all kinds of filth. "My grandson is a dirty, filthy bastard," wrote the loving grandmother during Eric's early puberty. Before his twenties, Schreurs knew for sure that he was born to be a comic artist.
After attending the art school in The Hague, Eric Schreurs dedicated his total working life to the comic. He made his debut in De Vrije Balloen, a highly satirical periodical. After this, Schreurs started with the short stories 'Knier Zwellever' and 'Geharrebar' until he finally found his goal with his most famous character 'Joop Klepzeiker' for the magazine Nieuwe Revu.