R i b l e y !
1954: Born as Rick Boebbel in Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, Planet Earth.
1965–1970: First creations of humorous scrapbooks, drawings and poems.
1967: Selected Belgian candidate for the European Young Painter Contest .
1969: First exhibition with his survey of phlegmarellas ; Post Farm Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
1970–1975: Publication of diverse magazines, such as 'Drivdlav' and 'Phlegm', an amalgam of various cartoons and comic strips.
Founding member of progressive rock groups such as Zak and Boebbel .
Solo performances as Boebbel with avantgarde comedy shows, such as 'The Flying Turd' .
Member of jazzblues band Oezem .
1975–1980: Music studies at the Mechelen Music Conservatory .
Member of and performed with various rock, blues and jazz bands, e.g. Le Lis , Bullshit Blues Band , Royal Erotic Space Orchestra , The Plastic Bags , and Kobold.
Member of the ballroom & show orchestra The New Peppers, accompanists of e.g. Ann Christy, Rocco Granata, Ann Michel, and Joe Harris.
Founding member of the classical guitar trio The Friends of D Major .
Publication of 'Boebbeltje', a magazine with short stories, special cryptograms called boebbelograms, limericks, fictional interviews, pseudo-scientific articles, drawings and comic strips such as 'The Beernoses on the Warpath' .
Creation of various plays, such as 'TutAnkhAmen and Hamledt in Antwerp'.
1978: Elected as The World Strongest Premature .
1980–1990: Founding member and composer of jazzrock bands Psychotone and Psychotone Too .
Creation of various musical spectacles, e.g. 'Cosmos – perma – cussion' .
Composer of music for various music ensembles and for classical guitar.
1990–1995: Creation of comedy performance 'The Frustrated Percussionist'.
Construction of bizarre musical instruments, such as the klopmöbel .
Creation of entertainment shows, such as the 'Neanderthal Contest' .
Creation of various educational games, such as 'European Art Game' .
Various collections of chess problems .
1995–2005: Creation of numerous assemblage – sculptures, collages and paintings , also known as his 'Wasted Art' .
Encyclopedic observation of 'The Planet Mehlodia and its Inhabitants' .
2005: A documentary on the life and works of Ribley! was made by the Belgian film director Paul Smets, entitled 'Ribley! , Assemblage Sculptor' .
2005–2014: Creation of more assemblage – sculptures.
2015–death: Concept, design and construction of his Humoristic Assemblage Halls of Art .