April 2010


Wednesday, April 28, 2010 · 19 comments

Illustrator Yana Bukler has invited me to give a 3 hour workshop for her illustration students. I was showing a step by step acrylic technique, and Yana was taking pictures. Eventually 3 hours were too short, so you won’t see final art here in the end. First I made a pencil sketch on a high quality […]


DPI Magazine Interview

Thursday, April 15, 2010 · 9 comments

I had a great time being interviewed to DPI, the Taiwanese design magazine, which dedicated its last issue to the Bologna Fair. Well, the English text is very small, but I like their attitude of prefaring pictures upon words! And I love the wonderful graphics of Chinese letters and how it goes so well with the illustrations. Nine questions, nine […]


I am told she is coming back from Germany today. A woman who is my mother. It’s already dark, and she isn’t here yet. I’ve been in bed for ages. I’m facing the wall. I hear a knock and the squeak of the door opening. I’m still facing the wall. I don’t turn round, I […]


Play and Reality

Sunday, April 4, 2010 · 13 comments

Every illustrator has some sketches that have never been rendered to final art, although they were meant to be. Here is one of mine, but at least it was a small project – illustrating a book cover by Uri Orlev. It is based on a true story which takes place during WW2, about a boy who had […]