Saturday, 14 May 2011

Kaatje Vermeire again.

Kaatje Vermeire remains my number one favourite illustrator to aspire to. I suppose that would have to be my green with envy spot. Her interpretation is so sensitive and the imagery she uses for difficult to illustrate situations is just phenomenal, in my opinion. Her latest book, Mare en de Dinge, translated as Marie and the Things that Matter, from the Belgian publishers De Eenhoorn, is about the relationship of a child and her grandparents, and deals with happiness as well as death, loneliness and dementia in such a beautiful poignant way that I have to say, I am in awe of. She won this year's Bologna Ragazza, and is working on a book with Carll Cneut.

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