'Het hondje dat Nino niet had' (The dog Nino didn't have') is nominated for 'De Boekenpauw', The annual, biggest price for illustration in Belgium! You can vote for your favorite book via: www.boekenbeesten.be/stemwedstrijd and watch short movies of each of the nominees.
To close down 2013 (which has been a fantastic year to say the least!) : Focus Knack asked me to do a self-portrait for an article about 5 young, Belgian illustrators. So here's mine.
Happy Holiday's everybody!
Busy making a series based upon the fascinating dioramas you'll find in a museum of natural history, filled with stuffed animals and beautifuly painted scenery in the back. I love that 'romantic, perfect world behind glass'-kind of feeling they have.
It's gonna be all about India, Nocturnal jungles, ...
It's been awfully quiet over here lately, but after a year and a few months of work my first children's book, HET HONDJE DAT NINO NIET HAD (The doggie Nino didn't have) is a fact! It's being published by Belgian publisher De Eenhoorn on the 15th of april.
The wonderful text was written by author Edward Van De Vendel.
Here's a little preview of the cover and a few pages. We'll keep the rest a secret until it comes out.
There are a few other projects on it's way aswell...