Flemish cartoonist Judith Vanistendael’s career got off to a late start. She started drawing cartoons at 26, publishing the first volume of her successful cartoon diptych, De maagd en de neger (‘The virgin and the negro’) in 2007. In 2012, the graphic novel hit Toen David zijn stem verloor (‘When David lost his voice’) appeared, in which she tells a compelling and accessible story about a man, David, and his illness. Her latest graphic novel, a collaboration with Mark Bellido, is about a Basque confectioner who decides to become a bodyguard. A powerful yet delicate piece of art.