Philip Paquet : illustrator, comics artist, painter, musician...but above all storyteller
He published his first comic, a short story, in 1998. Since then he has created many more.
Variation is important, got to keep on moving.
P is best known for his Louis Armstrong graphic novel :
“This book feels as personal to Philip Paquet as the words to Satchmo himself. Paquet’s unique watercolor style gives Louis Armstrong an unmistakable sense of nostalgia that reaches deep into the memory of a great man and gives a certain clarity to an already distinctive voice.” Allen Hui.
P likes jazz, penne arrabbiata, Bauhaus design, movies, Japan, funk, women, Swiss mountains, riding his bike, sneakers, limoncello, playing his bass, ginger, Hokusai , tattoos, JD Salinger (RIP), okonomiyaki, Conté and Pentel drawing pens...not necessarly in that order.
P regularly joins forces with like-minded graphic designers Steven De Loenen (Stoav
), Gregory Huwart (Gringosdesign
Stijn Wens (Stijn
) and Thijs Louis.
No image on this website may be reproduced without permission of Philip Paquet. © Philip Paquet 2013. Publications
Wind: The Bries anthology / with Gilliom, rayman and many more / Bries 1998.
Stripburger magazine / two short stories / 1998 & 2000.
Plastiks / Illustrations / 1998-2001.
4 eyes 1 / with Gilliom, Rayman and Kapreles / Bries 1998.
4 eyes 2 / with Gilliom, Rayman and Kapreles / Bries 2000.
4 eyes 3 / with Gilliom and Rayman / Bries 2001.
Zone 03 / weekly comic with Rayman / 2000-2001.
Louis Armstrong / Bries 2001.
Snapshots / Bries 2003.
Yume / Bries 2004.
Hic sunt Leones / anthology / Bries 2004.
Jelly Roll Morton / story by Stephane Daniel / Nocturne 2005.
Louis Armstrong / Italian edition / Scritturapura 2006.
Over naar jou / story by Adriaan Van Aken / Bries 2006.
Hic sunt leones 2 / anthology / Bries 2007.
Japans sprookje / Stripgids / story by Gilliom / 2007.
Yume 2 / Bries 2007.
Weer over naar jou / story by Adriaan Van Aken / Bries 2009.
Snapshots / Italian edition / Scritturapura 2010.
Playin'/Smilin'/Fightin'/Cookin' / stories by Gilliom, Stephane Daniel and Tim Vendaux / Bries 2010.
Sommige dingen vallen in het water / illustrations / story by Clara Van Den Broek / Uitgeverij Vrijdag 2012. In production
Dansen Drinken Betalen / story by Adriaan Van Aken / Uitgeverij Vrijdag.
Yume 3 / Bries.
Locked Groove / story by Gilliom / Oogachtend. Exhibitions
Jong talent / Mekanik strip gallery / Antwerp 1996.
The music called jazz / cc Bouckenborgh / Antwerp 1998.
Miles da cat / The Jazz Gallery / New York / USA 1998.
Crazy fez cat à gogo / duo expo with Matto le D / Mekanik strip gallery / Antwerp 1999.
4 eyes / with Gilliom & Rayman / Mekanik strip gallery / Antwerp 2001.
Snapshots / cc Luchtbal / Antwerp 2002.
Hic sunt leones 1&2 / Travelling expo / Bries 2004-2007.
Over naar jou / Expozone Transit / Antwerp 2006.
Kunstlicht / Groupexpo / Expozone Transit / Antwerp 2007.
Ons kent ons / Groupexpo curated by Ephameron and Paquet / Mekanik strip gallery / Antwerp 2008.
Philip Paquet in jazz / Kulturhuset / Stockholm / Sweden 2008.
Jazzdevil / Cafe Vertigo / Antwerp 2008.
Ceci n'est pas la BD Flamande / Festival Internationale de la BD / Angoulême / France 2009.
Ceci n'est pas la BD Flamande / Tweebronnen / Leuven 2009.
Osvaldo festival / Asti / Portacomaro / Italy 2009.
Monkism / Printgallery / Antwerp 2010.
Duo expo / with lenn Dauphin / Mekanik strip gallery / Antwerp 2010.
Heroes / Tune Up / Antwerp 2011.
All that jazz / Docters Art / Eindhoven & Maastricht / NL 2012.