My name is Jan Jaap Sandee which is a Dutch name, hence abbreviating it to just JJ Sandee which is easier for English speakers. I spend most of my days teaching Software Engineering at a University of Applied Sciences. But beyond that I like to spend a lot of time on creative endeavors.
For a while I wanted to become a comic artist and published a lot of comic pages to the web. These days I try to make more interesting images and just experiment with new and fun things.
Comics are also about writing as a result I learned to develop stories in various. Primarily as scripts for comics but there’s also short fiction and some novels in the works. Of course this also means I read, a lot. Favorite authors include Douglas Adams, H.P. Lovecraft, Terry Pratchett, Robert Jordan, Margeret Weiss and Tracy Hickman and many others.
One day I hope to finish an actual novel and publish it, one way or another. Until then I’ll be tinkering on the manuscript and ideas I have laying around. And post the occasional short story online.
Besides writing and drawing my favorite past time is playing board games. I own an unhealthy amount and play whenever I can. Of course given my creative nature, ideas for my own boardgames are also ever present. So you can expect regular posts on my board gaming adventures and ideas.
Inspired by too many movies I joined a Karate school when I was fifteen and after ten years of hard training I earned my black belt. Then I moved away and for a while didn’t train anything until I picked up Kung Fu. While I enjoyed it the style of training did not appeal to me and I quit. These days I found a school that trains Samurai Ju Jutsu, Taijutsu and Historical European Martial Art (and some other stuff). Martial Arts are a big part of my life both in my mental and physical development.
I love playing guitars, and apparently also collecting them. By current count I have 14 guitars right now if one includes my Ukelele. I also love tinkering with them and modifying them as needed. I’m also taking lessons in both classical and electric as of this writing. Trying to finally get better at actually playing the guitar.
And that’s a short summary of me and what I do. There’s more but have to leave some mystery.