De laatste dagen van Flowbot by Serge Baeken
De Laatste Dagen van Flowbot 1.0 (Hic Sunt Leones #2)

Serge Baeken studied drawing, plastic arts, sculpting and liberal arts at art academies in Kempen and Antwerp. While still a student, he self-published an amateur comic magazine called Embryo with a couple of friends in 1984. He has made illustrations for several magazines and clients, such as Penthouse Comix, VPRO, Marc Didden, BBL, TRIX, King-kong, Mekanik and Het Nieuwsblad/De Gentenaar. As a "graphic reporter", he traveled to China for NRC and Knack, and his art also regularly appears in the newspapers De Tijd and De Morgen. He was the artist in residence of his hometown Turnhout in 2009. He is also the graphical counterpart of his brother Vitalski, a poet and performer from Antwerp.

Sugar by Serge Baeken
Sugar, het leven van een kat

He made his comics debut with the book 'The No Stories', a collection of short sketches about everyday life in Antwerp. Published by Bries in 2005, the book earned him the prize for Best Debut in Turnhout. Bries also published his next book 'Zzz' in 2007, the same year his book 'De maagd van Antwerpen' was published by Houtekiet. Baeken's sketches are collected by Xtra in books like 'Prefab: 4444' (2009), 'Schetsen: Bird t/m Zoo' and 'Shuffle' (2010) and '50/50' (2011).

Het vrouweneiland by Serge Baeken
From Baeken's contribution to the book 'Het vrouweneiland' by Studio Vitalski (2011)

In 2014 he released the graphic novel 'Sugar, life of a cat' with publisher Blloan, a black-and-white autobiographical story about his cat. It was published in French by Dargaud. Serge Baeken has exhibited his work in Galerie Lambiek, La Rocca, Mercator Galery and Mekanik Strip, among other locations. In July 2016, he was awarded the deAuteursprijs for his illustration work by copyrights management company deAuteurs. The jury called Baeken "an illustrator with an authentic body of work, an autonomous and committed artist who creates his own universe through his work."

In 2020 he joined 75 Dutch & Flemish comic artists to make a graphic contribution to the free collective comic book ‘Striphelden versus Corona’ (Oogachtend, Uitgeverij L, 2020). The book is intended to support comics stores who had to close their doors for two months during the lockdown at the height of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. 

In 2006 his 'The No Stories' won the Debuutprijs van de Stad Turnhout, aka 'De Blikken Biebel'. 

The NO Stories by Serge Baeken

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