About Nix

Marnix Verduyn, widely recognized as Nix, is a versatile artist with a unique journey. Initially an electrical engineer, he graduated from KU Leuven, specializing in cellular neural networks. Despite a stable career in a telecom company, he chose to pursue his passion for creating comic strips. His comic strip and animated series 'Kinky & Cosy' gained popularity for their distinctive visual style and absurd humor, reaching a broad audience through leading newspapers, TV channels, and international comic books published in multiple languages. In 2006, his talent for humor was recognized at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, where he received the award for Best Humor Album.

Nix's creativity extends beyond comics. He designed an interactive exhibition housed in a shipping container that toured Europe. He has a keen interest in exploring new technologies and pushing the boundaries of traditional media. He also spent a decade imparting his knowledge as a guest lecturer at the Luca School of Arts in Brussels. Recently, Nix returned to academia, merging his technical background with his artistic passion. As a doctoral student, he is exploring the potential of creative AI in the comic and animation creation process.

Honors and awards

  • Angoulême Award for Best Humour Comic Book, 2006
  • Brussels Award for Best Youth Comic Book, 2007
  • Eisner award nominations, categories best humour comic book and best designed comic book, 2011
  • Belgian Post issues a Kinky & Cosy stamp, 2017
  • The city of Brussels has a Kinky & Cosy streetname as well as a Kinky & Cosy mural.

Online references

Lambiek Comiclopedia serves up a fine overview of my career as a comic book author. While not entirely accurate, it is certainly the most complete one available. Bedetheque gives only a limited view because it focuses on French-language releases only.

KU Leuven has a short bio and links to my research on AI and comics.