I had read Vandoorn's booklet Comment on devient
créateur de bandes dessinées
on Franquin and Jijé
. It mentioned
the address of the Saint-Luc in Brussels. When I inquired after
the enrollment dates, it turned out that I was only just too late.
That's why I first did a year of academy of arts in Düsseldorf.
It was a higher education, comparable to a university. I won't
say the education was useless, but I wanted to go to Saint-Luc.
You could find workshops and follow lectures on arts history,
anatomy and such. I did a course on graphic art, I learned how
to do engravings, silk-screen painting, and lithography. An architect
taught us how to draw in perspective. From him I learned how to
draw architectural perspectives, vanishing points, composition of an
image, etcetera. I have to say this knowledge still comes in handy.
In short, I liked it there. In hindsight I would have not been a
bad architect after all, because I was really interested in it.