Citytrip (P@per #17, 2011)
Tom Metdepenningen was born in Edegem and raised in Wilrijk. He showed an early interest in comics, especially Willy Vandersteen's 'Spike and Suzy'. He set up a fan forum for this classic Flemish comic, and also launched the online comic magazine Studio ARTuur. He studied information design, but eventually found his calling in animation at the Media & Desin Academy of Genk.
His first published comic was 'De Strippende Stroof', a comic strip published on the occassion of the 30-year anniversary of the Antwerp band Katastroof in 2008. He was also present in the comic magazine P@per with the gag strip 'Citytrip' in cooperation with Ivan Claeys. He started publishing his comic strip 'De dolle avonturen van Tom Bardon: De theepot van Shakara' on the site of Stripelmagazine in September 2014. Metdepenningen is co-founder and maintainer of the film site FilmCentrum.