Jef Nys was one of the classic Flemish comic artists, best known as the creator of the bestseller series 'Jommeke'. When Nys studied at the Academy of Antwerp, he was already working for an architect. After his education, he quit this job in favor of working at the AFIM animaton studios. Shortly after the War, Nys participated in a contest held by the satirical magazine 't Pallieterke. This was the start of his career as a caricaturist, cartoonist and comic artist.