Cartoonist Jacques Moeraert, who uses the pseudonym Zak, was initially a bookkeeper, but switched to cartooning at the age of 25. Together with his friend Quirit, he published his first cartoons in the satirical magazine De Zwijger. His work has been published in Flemish and Dutch newspapers De Morgen, De Volkskrant, De Limburger and De Groene Amsterdammer magazine. In 1999, he received the Royale Belge Prize for best press cartoon, and in 2000, he won the Ark-prize. His yearly Zak-pocket-agenda is very popular.