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Even when he was still a little boy, Conz (b. 1977), pseudonym of Constantijn Van Cauwenberge, already knew he wanted to become a comic book artist. He made his debut in 2004 with the semi-autobiographical book ‘When I Still Ruled the World’, which won the prize for the best debut at the Turnhout comics festival. He went on to create the ambitious trilogy The Second Kiss, which was translated into French in 2011 as ‘Quelque part les étoiles’. He has also illustrated a wordless comic book for preschoolers, ‘What Can You See in the Sea?’. Conz teaches at the Academy of Visual Arts in Mechelen and travels around Belgium giving workshops.