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February 22, 2013

From Belgium with Love

I recently found out that Kitty Crowther is from Belgium with a British father and Swedish mother. In fact, it was in Brussels where I first discovered one of her books, the one that shocked me most, "Petite home et dieu" (Little man and God).

What I like most from her is the lack of digital retouching, the spontaneous drawings, the feeling that she has done them very quickly (non-stop), and the way in which she uses colour, lights and blacks above all. I also like the fact that she uses colour pencils, it makes me think that someday when I get older, I could be like her.

Some issues or themes can be difficult for a kid to understand, but her subtlety makes it all very easy.

I hate that she doesn't have a website, because I couldn't find all the images that I wanted, but here are some.

2 Comments

Juliette Hell
Juliette Hell Posted Feb 23, 2013
I immediately recognize the illustrator of Poka & Mine, one of my favorite children books.

Laura Alice Thompson
Laura Alice Thompson Posted Feb 26, 2013
This reminds me of Tove Jansson's illustrations. Extremely magical and endearing.

 

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