During my time in the army, while trying to sleep as much as I could, I also wrote a lot. There wasn't much else to do. Later I made a bunch of cartoons of my officers witch oddly enough made me very popular. Privileges are everything in the army and hard to come by for a grunt. After I did my year of service I moved from Ghent to Brussels.
The writing and cartoons I did in the army let me to the sideline of the graphic novel. In the years that followed I created dozens of them. I still do some times.
Then Joost Declercq gave me my first gallery show, together with Juan Muñoz, albeit that Muñoz was in the main part of the gallery downstairs and I had my solo show on the second floor. But still, it was quite an experience.
The central painting in that show was "Cornered" (enamel on canvas, 160 x 200 cm).