Summer in Japan

Since Umie in Kobe (Harborland) is definetely ‘a mall for all seasons’, we’ve made them another brand new image, for their Summer Campaign 2019.

I’ve been painting & peeling lots of extra fresh fruit this Spring for a smooth fruit salad to share with everyone on the spot this Summer (and added a lot of fruit related western pop tunes & other nonsense;-))

Italian Andersen Award

Happy as a Giro winner with this fine support for our latest title in Italy:-)

Golden Week / 6th Anniversary

Labour Day / Dag van de Arbeid / Fête du Travail on this side of the world, but in Japan they’re having an entire Golden Week! Apart from the brand new emperor, people in Kobe are also celebrating the 6th Anniversary of our favourite shopping mall east of Brussels. Adding 6 details as an imperial gift here:-) (lots of western popular music again in our nonsensical writings on the wall)


Il Piu Folle Mostra Illustrata Del Mondo (di Otto)

At the occasion of the Bologna book fair, a small exhibition with a whole lot of images from our – recently translated into Italian – second youngest book will be exposed at cultural coffee house Zoo (downtown Bologna). Opening night’s from 7PM on the first of April (if not an Aprill fool’s joke;-)) Everybody’s very much welcome and I’ll try to get there in time!

Il Piu Folle Libro Illustrato Del Mondo di Otto

Good news from Italy: our – second youngest – Encyclopaedia 0ttobiografica has recently been translated into Italian by Panini! Grazie 1000, here are some extra insights for Italian speakers.

And even better news: our – youngest – Colour Encyclopaedia will also be taken care of in Italian, by the same editor, inventor of the longest running hype among kids since the invention of the hula hoop. I suppose our colour teams will instantly feel at home there (and legal troubles are avoided;-))

Publishing date of that last one foreseen somewhere on the other side of Summer. Avanti Italia!

Winter for sale!

A square version of our image (with a little help of intern Carolien;-)) for Winter Sales 2019 in Japan.