Kim Duchateau is one of the most inventive and most productive Flemish strip-makers of the moment. He’s also active as a painter and musician, and makes animated films.
He combines an efficient, accurate story line with an absurdist, sometimes painfully sharp feeling for humor. His style reminds one of Tex Avery and Jan Svankmajer.
Duchateau won the ` Stripschappenning 2006 ‘ award in the adventure and recreation category for the third part from the ` Esther Verkest ‘ range. He has made comics for the small-press magazines Incognito, Zone 5300 and Beeldstorm. He has created one panel cartoons for severals newspapers. His comics ‘Verhaaltjes voor het Slapengaan’, parts 1 & 2, and ‘Unne’ were self-published. In 2000, his POCKET was chosen as daily strip for a morning newspaper. His` Esther Verkest ‘ was issued in p-Magazine, his ` Aldegonne ‘ in Stripgids and other illustrations were published in Knack. Other works also appear in the popular French booklet L’Echo of the Savanes and in Dutch newspapers and illustrated magazines. Five albums of ` Esther Verkest ‘ were realeased, the last (`Verschwunden ‘) in 2006. His new character ‘Aldegonne’ is published in the Zipp-addition of the newspaper De Standaard.