The artist Pirana, pseudonym of Leon van de Velde, is well-known for his original, raw and shocking humor. He has published in many different magazines, including Penthouse, Panorama and The Star. Pirana published his first album himself, but after that he produced more than 25 albums, such as 'Mevrouw Dallemans' and 'Livingsteen', at various publishers. He has also made a comic about the Belgian acrobat John Massis, for which Massis provided the scripts himself. Besides drawing strips, he creates gags for television shows. Pirana also has won a few prizes for his work.