Carll Cneut (°1-8-1969) was born and raised in a small village on the Belgian-French border and is the eldest of three. It was clear early on that his future would be colourful. After seriously considering careers as a pastry painter and a circus artist, he decided to study Graphic Design at the Saint-Lucas Arts School in Gent, the city where he still lives today. Following his studies he worked as Art Director at a publicity agency. Carll made his illustrating debut in 1996 with a children’s book called Varkentjes van Marsepein (Piglets of Marzipan), which was done in collaboration with Flemish author Geert De Kockere. They went on to make six more picture books together, mostly children’s books in verse. By the end of 2000, Carll was illustrating full time, mainly working in the field of children’s literature. In 2002 he made his writing debut with The Amazing Love Story of Mr Morf (Macmillan Publishers).