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Willy Linthout

Willy Linthout (b. 1953) is well known in Flanders and the Netherlands as the illustrator of ‘Urbanus’, about the crazy, fictional adventures of a famous comedian. The series includes over 130 stories and millions of books have been sold. In his autobiographical graphic novel Years of the Elephant, about coping with his son’s suicide, the author uses the same comic style and humour as one way of processing the terrible events.