1967

Fifth year of primary school. Brother Herman hangs one of Luc’s drawings on the classroom wall. It is a drawing of a fire, abstract blotches with a jet of water.

1968

He sees his first film: Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati.

1971-1973

Learns to sketch from André Vandeghinste.

1972

Meets Geert Clarisse and Isidoor Godderis. Luc is impressed by Geert’s sketches and Isidoor’s sculptures.

1972

Meets Paul Depondt and learns to read books from him.

1975

Goes to the cinema every night and discovers Italian films.

1976-1980

Starts higher studies at the Ghent Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), where he takes the animation programme. With Raoul Servais, Pierre Vlerick and Charlotte De Groote, he experiences the power of a pat on the back.

1976

Makes friends with Willy Cauwelier and Gerrie Roels and finds a second home with them.

1978

Discovers the animated films of Jan Svankmajer, which he has continued to admire.