Dieter van der Ougstraete is a Belgian comic artist and fine artist. He studied animation at the Kask in Ghent, and initially worked as a DTP operator. He published his drawings, full of horror and filth and references to 80s pop culture, on Flickr and thus gained international fame. He has since published in underground and alternative magazines from all over the world, including the 'Savage Dragon' anthology by Image Comics in the USA.
In Flanders and Holland, his drawings and comics have appearedd in magazines like Zone 5300, Plots, Nrc.Next, Quest and Zizo. Van der Ougstraete calls his influences the work of Francis Bacon, Neo Rauch, Jeroen Bosch, Pieter Breughel, Basil Wolverton, Simon Bisley and Winshluss.