For a long time, Tobias Schalken took the oddest jobs to get by. In his free time, he laid the foundation for his impressive oeuvre of illustrations, art, sculptures, photographs, videos and comic books. He debuted in the latter field together with Stefan van Dinther, with the self-published compilation Eiland ('Island', 1997). Expectations were more than met in the following issues (1998- ).
Schalken sets every medium to his hand to create a very diverse yet coherent world between fantasy and surrealism. An overview of his work has been published in The Heart of the Matter (d'Jonge Hond, 2010).