was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1969. Van Hasselt teaches the subject Comics at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts St-Luc in Brussels, where he also studied. His main focus is graphic-specific literature. Together with Vincent Fortemps he founded the Belgian comic book publisher Fréon, which merged in 2002 with the French publishing house Amok to Frémok. For his first album, Gloria Lopez in Angoulême, he was awarded the Prix Etranger Alph’Art. In 2009 he was one of the co-authors of the book Game of Catch at Vielsam which Frémok published in cooperation with handicapped artists of the ECC Hessen. Van Hasselt cooperates for his work extensively with the choreographer Karine Pontier or the writer Mylène Lauzon.