Simon Spruyt (b. 1978) calls himself a ‘Belgian Comics Engineer’. This comic book artist is a masterful storyteller. The tone, style and atmosphere of his graphic novels vary greatly from book to book, but are always just right. 'SGF', a smart satirical look into the comics industry, was the first book to be translated in French, and started off his international career. In 'Junker', which won him the Willy Vandersteen Prize for best Dutch-language comic of 2014, Spruyt again demonstrates that he masters and manipulates the graphic novel medium like no other.
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