Jan Truyens is an illustrator and comic artist. He's an artist, clearly. He works in a restaurant, understandably. Sometimes he draws on commission. He does this for money. In between he draws for himself. That's when he lets his imagination guide him, without restraints. Jan's style is diverse and depends on his mood. The sources of his inspiration vary similarly and go from Dave McKean, Chris Ware, Jean Pierre Jeunet over Terry Gilliam, Gustav Klimt and Spongebob to Frank Zappa. Key elements in his work are humor, playfulness and peculiar details. They apparently contradict the gloom and horror that are equally characteristic. Jan's true calling is to show the world the underestimated aesthetic dimension of meat. "Meat is beautiful."