24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Herkunft: Belgium

Max de Radiguès

Max de Radiguès was born in Bruxelles in 1982. He graduated from the Institut Saint-Luc Bruxelles in 2004 and since then he has been working as an artist. He works in a studio in Brussels, which he shares with Flemish, French, and Swiss artists. Here he also met Wauter Mannaert,

David Vander Meulen

Born in 1968, David Vander Meulen is a French-speaking Belgian comic book writer and illustrator. After studying art and art history, he opened an underground cafe theatre in Brussels with a friend and created his first self-published comics. His drawing style of this period is characteristic of the École Marcinelle,

Wally De Doncker

Wally de Doncker was born in 1958 in the Flemish town of Tielt. One of his main aims is to bring children and literature closer together. For this reason he gave up his career as a teacher in 2001 to concentrate on writing. In 1996 he developed a method for

Stefan Hertmans

Stefan Hertmans was born in Ghent in 1951. As a professor and director of studies at the University College in Ghent, he focused on art criticism, continental philosophy, hermeneutics and agogics (till 2010). In 2013, he was Visiting Professor at the University in Gent. He has given talks and lectures

Simon Gronowski

born in Brussels in 1931, Gronowski is the youngest survivor of »Transport 20« to Auschwitz. He was freed by the Belgian Resistance. His book »L’enfant du 20e convoi« (2002; tr.: The child of the 20th convoy) deals with this experience. Together with artist Koenraad Tinel he recently published »Ni victime,

Romain Renard

Romain Renard was born in 1975 and studied at the École supérieure des arts Saint-Luc Bruxelles (ESA). He wrote numerous storyboards for the cinema and worked as part of the team led by Franco Dragone (Cirque du Soleil) on developing shows in both the US and Belgium. The graphic novel

Philippe de Pierpont

Philippe de Pierpont was born in 1955 in Brussels. After studying art history and archaeology and taking courses in theater, film, and video, he dedicated himself to a diverse spectrum of activities: He is a documentary filmmaker and film director, a screenwriter, and a comic book author. In the 1990s,

Peter Van den Ende

Peter Van den Ende was born in Antwerp in 1985. He learned various design techniques and began working intensively on art as a schoolchild. After graduating from high school, he initially studied biology, but his passion for drawing ultimately prevailed. It was the visual wealth of nature that triggered his

Oscar van den Boogaard

Oscar van den Boogaard was born in Harderwijk, the Netherlands, in 1964. He grew up in the former Dutch colony of Surinam and in the Netherlands. After studying French and Law in Montpellier, Amsterdam, and Brussels, he embarked on a career as lawyer at an international law firm in Brussels.

Olivier Schrauwen

Olivier Schrauwen was born in Bruges, Belgium, in 1977. He studied animation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent and comic-strip drawing at Saint Luc in Brussels. He worked on numerous collected albums and series such as »Hic Sunt Leones« (2003) and »Spirou«; in 2006 Schrauwen published his first

Nicolas Wouters

Nicolas Wouters was born in 1984 in Brussels. He was involved in a number of cultural projects – from theater plays to poetry slams – before dedicating himself entirely to the world of comic design. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in comic design and illustration from the prestigious

Michel Kichka

Michel Kichka was born in 1954 in Liège, Belgium. While studying architecture he created his first comics for »Curiosity Magazine.« He established in Israel in 1974 and studied Graphic Design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, where he also later taught, training comic book artists such as Rutu Modan