am not and never have been a classic...
am not and never have been a classic illustrator. For me, illustration is just one of many possibilities to realize my artistic intentions and projects.
In the illustration, regardless of the given text, I try to tell my own story about the world and how I perceive it. So the books I illustrate tell three stories – one you read, the second you perceive wordlessly through pictures, and the third is created in parallel in your imagination.
I was always attracted to the book by its intimacy, the way the author can penetrate the reader's soul, and the illustrations fascinated me, the really good ones gave wings to my boundless imagination. Being a book illustrator is the most amazing job in the world.