Olivier Schrauwen (b. 1977) calls himself a tinkerer. His creative career as an animator took off, but Schrauwen realised comic art might be more his cup of tea. His first graphic novel, My Boy, was awarded a prize as the best debut in Flanders, and it was among the nominations for the prestigious Angoulême 2007 prizes. A number of books later, Schrauwen’s work has achieved international success, and the author has become something of a phenomenon. Art Spiegelman (of ‘Maus’ fame) referred to him as ‘the most original cartoonist I’ve fallen onto since Chris Ware or Ben Katchor’.