Jeroen Janssen (°1963) is a Belgian illustrator.

He studied printmaking at the Sint-Lucas Institute in Ghent. He made his first comics in Rwanda, where he taught at the art school of Nyundo.

For his debut Muzungu, which he drew shortly before and after the 1994 genocide, Janssen was awarded the prize at the Haarlem festival in 1998. He also publishes albums and short stories in Zone 5300 (NL) and XXI (F). Together with Pieter van Oudheusden, Janssen made The Revenge of Bakamé, a large Rwandan animal fable. In October 2013 his graphic novel Doel appeared, a fist-drawn reportage about an endangered polder village.

In 2018 Jeroen Janssen won the Bronze Adhemar, the most important award for a comic book author in Flanders. 

Basic information

Jeroen Janssen
Illustrations, Comics

Supported projects

Geronimo and Ché

  • Politics

In April 2015, it will be exactly 50 years ago that Ché Guevara celebrated his happy arrival in Congo. In December it will be exactly 50 years ago that he sadly retreated. Jérôme Sebasoni crossed Ché Guevara on his guerrilla and followed him all the way to Cuba.


  • Cities

Ledeberg has a long history. In the Middle Ages, in the shadow of the city walls of Ghent, two rural settlements arose along the roads to Brussels and Geraardsbergen. Between 1860 and 1870, in the context of the industrial revolution, Ledeberg became one of the fastest growing suburbs of Ghent. Cotton factories, a brickworks and several shipbuilding yards sprang up along the banks of the Scheldt. Straight streets were laid out, connected by countless narrow alleys, in order to build as many small and cheap workers' dwellings as possible.

My comrade Che Guevara

BUJUMBURA - The research by Jeroen Janssen, awarded graphic novelist, and journalist Hilde Baele on Mzee Jérôme Sebasoni, who became Che Guevara's guide as a young Inyenzi rebel, took no less than 12 years.