Jan Steeman has had a productive career in the Dutch comics industry. Over a period of 60 years, he has worked for most of the leading comic magazines. Steeman notably lent his semi-realistic drawing style to the science-fiction comic 'Arad en Maya' (1970-1975) in Sjors and the soccer comic 'Roel Dijkstra' (1975-1981) in Eppo. His biggest accomplishment is however the 'Noortje' comic (1975-2016), which he made with writer Patty Klein for girls' magazine Tina for 41 years. This is the longest-running Dutch comic series made continuously by the same team.