Joachim Cols earned a master degree in illustration, at the St Lucas Institute in Antwerp.

His work focusses itself on the topic "violence", the desolated affect after a violent act. What remains after a violent act?

All of his drawings are handmade, using black ink on paper. It's mainly influenced by comic artists like Charles Burns, Frank Miller, also other artists like Pushead and Florian Bertmer are heavy influences.