Matthias Phlips (Aalst, 1982), a.k.a. MAT, studied Graphic Design at Luca School of Arts in Ghent. After graduating, Matthias started working as a graphic designer in Ghent, while developing his career as an illustrator and cartoonist. He has published two books, Daniël van Dicht and Vet boek van Sharon, and does commissioned work for De Standaard (DS weekblad) and NRC Handelsblad among others. Currently MAT is working on a new book.