“ligne claire”

  1. Maïlis Colombié

    Maïlis Colombié is an animation student from Paris, France. She is currently studying a Master’s degree in character animation and animated filmmaking at the world famous Gobelins. As she approaches graduation this year, her confident work already shows strong personality and discipline.

  2. Jan Van Der Veken

    Jan Van Der Veken is a Belgian illustrator, who just a few years ago was described as “The Best Illustrator You’ve Never Heard Of”. Now, his retro style, inspired by European comic strips of the 1950s, has made him one of the most sought after Belgian illustrators of today.

  3. Garen Ewing

    Garen Ewing is a comic creator, illustrator and designer based in West Sussex, England. He is best known for writing and illustrating the critically acclaimed Adventures of Julius Chancer: The Rainbow Orchid, winner of a 2013 Young People’s Comic Award.

  4. Fashion Fridays ~ Georges Lepape (1887-1971)

    Born in Paris, France in 1887, Georges Lepape studied at the famous École des Beaux-Arts. In 1910 he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne, where he met the great designer Paul Poiret. They became friends and began working together. In 1911, he illustrated Poiret’s brochure, Les Choses de Paul Poiret. It was illustrated in a very similar style of Poiret’s previous brochure, Robes de Paul Poiret by Paul Iribe.

  5. Evan Shaner

    Colorado-based Evan “Doc” Shaner is a comic artist for publishers including Dark Horse and Oni Press. His illustrations are heavily influenced by the American silver age of comics, in particular illustrators like Alex Toth and Steve Ditko, as well as the European ligne claire technique. He has various approaches to colouring that all effortless suit his clear line work, which is a testament to his style. You can see more of his work on his website.

  6. Georges Prosper Remi aka Hergé (1907-1983)

    With the release of the Tintin movie today, it felt only right that the Lounge honour the man who created it all, Georges Prosper Remi, better known by his pen name, Hergé. During his career Hergé wrote and illustrated a host of wonderful characters but none more famous and loved then the humble young reporter Tintin. Though Hergé did himself grow tiered of the character, creating comic strips and book consecutively for 5 decades, to date the public’s interest in Tintin has never dwindled. With Hergé work growing in popularity posthumous, he reached a new height in 2007 when the Centre Pompidou gallery in Paris held a major exhibition of his work, placing him amongst modern artist such as Matisse and Picasso.