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Inge Liesbeth Alfonsina Heremans (Ilah)

Ilah (°1971), the pseudonym of Inge Liesbeth Alfonsina Heremans, is one of Flanders’ most famous cartoonists. She made her name with comics and graphic columns for two quality Flemish newspapers and a handful of magazines. Her best-known character is Cordelia, whose experiences have also been collected in book form. Ilah studied applied graphic arts at the Sint-Lukas College in Brussels, and gained a master’s degree in philosophy at KULeuven. She describes her work as ‘semi-autobiographical’.