- Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:41:13 +0330
Nikola Ioa Hendrickx - Belgium
He was born in 1982 in Dendermonde.
After finishing secondary school, he chose for a military career and went to college at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, where he graduated in 2006 as an engineer.
However, it has always been his nature to draw and paint, and very soon he sat back behind the drawing table at home.
His favorite cartoonists are GAL, Angel Boligan, Andrei Popov and Silvano Mello.
His passion for cartoons started somewhere in 2003, when he participated for the first time in a cartoon contest.
In 2009 he won his first prize in the Karpik Cartoon Contest in Poland.
Since then, his award list only became larger and larger.
He has won prizes in Belgium, Poland, Romania, Syria, France, Slovakia, Italy and China.
In 2013 he was awarded the Silver Hat at the Cartoonfestival Knokke Heist.
And that year he also won the award for Best Belgian Entry in our Euro-Kartoenale The Byclicle.
He had personal and group exhibitions in Eskisehir, Baja, Boechout, Tallinn, Zagreb, Lede, Gent and Aalst.
Since two years, beside drawing cartoons, he focuses also on humorous paintings.