Walter De Strooper, who signs with simply Walter, studied art at the Institut Saint-Luc in Antwerp. He is a freelance illustrator since 1986. He has illustrated for magazines, advertising campaigns, posters and folders. He was the author of the gag strip 'Tuin-TV', that appeared in Suske en Wiske Weekblad from 1996 to 2003. In 2004 and 2005, the strip appeared daily in Het Laatste Nieuws. He was the colorist for the series 'Coma', by Steven Dupré and 'Biebel' by Ikke.