Marc Legendre (b.1956) lives and works on El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, which forms the setting for Waiting for an Island. Legendre was editor of the weekly cartoon magazine Kuifje for a number of years. He then moved to Robbedoes magazine, where his comic strip 'Biebel' became a great favourite with readers. 2005 saw the publication of his first graphic novel, 'Finisterre', which was commended for its innovative approach. His second graphic novel, 'Verder', was the first picture story ever to appear on the shortlist for the Libris Literature Prize. 'Waiting for an Island' is the third part of this trilogy about futility. Legendre also writes scripts for comic book series such as 'Amoras' and for authors such as Kristof Spaey.