Guido Gezelle wrote a poem about a whirligig beetle. The Brugean illustrator was inspired by this.
The Brugean illustrator Klaas Verplancke portrays Gezelle as a whirligig beetle, as a reference to Gezelle's poem. Verplancke is an author and a well-known Flemish illustrator. He got many awards for his illustrations at home and abroad.