Work in progress

Phantom Parents

(Working Title)

A memoir

Ca. 200 pages (pocket format);
Collection of short stories;
Autobiography, memoir, visualised with photos and illustrations, graphic novel;

Being adopted, growing up in the 70s/80s, a tragic Jewish family line, artistic background, reflections/observations on life, in London and Haarlem; a life-changing trip to N-America, reminiscing 7/7; fatherhood

Self-published books

Tonic for the Bones

2016, Haarlem – Werkman Press

Study for a memoir

Collection of glimpses into existence through some writings and visuals.

178 pages (pocket)

(the search for) the Meaning of Life

2015, Haarlem – Werkman Press


Visual and philosophical reflections on life through the scope of art, science and religion – or beauty, truth and wisdom – or body, mind and soul.

138 pages (A5)

Visual Inspiration

2014, Haarlem – Werkman Press

Favourites library

Art from Caravaggio, Crumb and Kraftwerk all come together into this visual compilation.

100 pages (6×9”)

Waking Hours

2013, Haarlem – Werkman Press

Study for a graphic novel

Sleepless nights prompt life’s evaluation in the shape of a comic book.

92 pages (6×9”)

London 2005 – 2010

2010, London – Werkman Press

Photo journal

Armed with cameras at hand this collection of photos forms a visual memoir of London.

100 pages (6×9”)

In Transition

2008, London – Werkman Press

Graphic novel

One summer commute in 2005 turns into a surreal nightmare. Based on my 7/7 experiences.

72 pages (6×9”)

subjects I love

Art & Design (literature, painting, music, film, illustrations, graphic novels, graphic design, architecture)
Science & Technology (man vs. machine, robots, AI, nature/nurture, physics)
Philosophy & Religion (reflections on life, Jewish stuff, West vs. East)
Man (psychology, body/mind/soul, history, anthropology, culture)
Life (observations, love, family, relationships, meaning/purpose/motivation)

authors I love

Vladimir Nabokov, Chaim Potok, Etgar Keret, Will Eisner, Chris Ware, Hergé, Mark Rothko, Anish Kapoor, Ron Mueck, Piet Mondriaan, M.C. Escher, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh, Kraftwerk, Stromae, Stanley Kubrick, Charlie Kaufman, much much more…

In the very modesty and honesty of his drawing and writing Enker brings a real conviction to get across this extraordinary, life-changing, life-renewing event, to us and to himself.