Marc Sleen, Belgian cartoonist and comics artist, Died at 93


Marcel Honoree Nestor, Knight Neels was born on December 30, 1922, and died on November 6, 2016.

He was known as Marc Sleen.

He was a Flemish/Belgian comics artist and cartoonist.

Sleen was mostly known for his comic The Adventures of Nero and Co., but also created gag comics like Piet Fluwijn en Bolleke, De Lustige Kapoentjes, Doris Dobbel, Oktaaf Keunink and De Ronde van Frankrijk.

He was one of the most celebrated comics artists in his home country.

Sleen’s work was admired for its absurd and sometimes satirical comedy, as well for the fact that he worked completely singlehandedly without any assistance for 45 years on end, a feat that landed him a spot in the Guinness Book of Records.

Sleen was one of the few comics artists in Belgium who had a museum dedicated to his work.

Marc Sleen passed away at 93 years old.