Dutch author Wilbert van der Steen (1966) has been active as a cartoonist and illustrator since 1993. He's illustrated and written children's books as well as comic books for children. Ayak + Por, a comic book he made with writer Marc Legendre, has been largely praised, which led to a translation in French as well as English (Europe Comics). Wilbert van der Steen also made a special edition of Suske & Wiske (Spike & Suzy in English), a very well-known comic book series in Flanders, for their 70th birthday. More recently, Wilbert completed his first graphic novel for a more adult readership, Sun (Ballon; Europe Comics in English). For this "debut" he received the Willy Vandersteen award in 2017.
Country of origin: Belgium Europe Comics Publisher: Ballon Comics (Belgium)