I recently spotted this book and it made an immediate impression on me. This book, written by Gunter Segers and illustrated by Heidi d’Hamers, tells the story of two rabbit friends who are going to plant carrots for the big vegetable party.
More artwork of Heidi can be found on the website of the flemish illustrators. You can also find some great artwork of the author Gunter Segers here
(Artwork by Heidi d’Hamers)
A month ago we posted about the fabulous work of Mattias de Leeuw.
Today we are going to have a look at his studio and some books in progress.
Brussels graffiti guerillero Bue The Warrior took his craft indoors for once when he was asked to create a giant mural for hip and trendy hotel Bloom in the centre of the Belgian capital.
The mural has everything you have come to expect from a Bue piece : an orgy of color combined with semi-naive and ever so slightly disturbing characters.
Find out more about this piece, and about Bue, on the Street Art Belgium website, which you should check out on a daily basis.
For the cover of this week’s De Morgen Magazine, illustrator and graphic artist Gilles Vranckx wanted to do a portrait of US presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the style of 1950′s advertising. That proved harder than he thought – as it turned out, “It’s difficult not to make a caricature of Romney”.
Vranckx has a background in animation, and cites Ashley wood, Kent Williams, Mike Allred, Rene Gruau, Edward Hopper and old 50′-60′ advertising as his influences. He is currently working on a comic series with Canadian writer Scott Closter and on his own personal graphic novel, Girl: now that you’ve gone.
You can see more of his work on his blog. His work is also highly featured (and tagged) on Tumblr. Finally, Agenda Magazine recently visited his studio.
This artwork was made by Belgian illustrator Bert Dombrecht for the alternative electronic hip-hop duo of Zucchini Drive’s new album ‘No Food But Lots Of Weopons’.
If you like to see more work from Bert Dombrecht, I would recommend his facebook page where you can keep up to date with his latest work.
(artwork by Bert Dombrecht)
Spotted on Facebook: Milja Praagman’s latest picture book ‘Mon en Pam’, published by De Eenhoorn. In may, Milja won the Dutch prize for the Best Picture Book of 2013 with 100 more nights to sleep.
Lobke van Aar is a Dutch artist who makes some great illustrations. From her studio in ‘s Hertogenbosch she creates artwork for many different purposes. If you visit her website you’ll see the diversity in what she does.
In 2011 she won the european design award with a series of editorial illustrations. Next to her work as an illustrator and graphic designer, she leads her own workshops and likes to show her work at her own exhibitions.
(Artwork by Lobke van Aar)
You can’t have enough Philip Paquet in your life. The jazziest of all Belgian cartoonists is pretty busy these days, but you’ll probably miss these little illos that he did for a series of columns in the Flemish daily De Morgen. But now you won’t have to.
They’re not trademark Paquet, but they are very funny.
In Cheerful, a book written and illustrated by Mies van Hout (Published by Lemniscaat Publishers), children learn about emotions. I love the characters and colors.
For all the fans of Noëlle Smit: The Brave Sock Monkey. Soon available in the US.
Art by Noëlle Smit.