Jan Van Der Veken is one of the most distinctive and sought-after illustrators from the motherland of comics: Belgium. Influenced by Hergé’s iconic atom style, art deco, and classic modernism, his personal technique bridges the gap between contemporary design and timeless mastery.
In Fabrica Grafica Van Der Veken explores a variety of very current, often controversial themes including sensory overload in our digital age, industrial espionage, and reaching the end of the career ladder. His seemingly simple style helps him to disarm such topics with charm and the wink of an eye without ever making fun of them, trivializing them, or being presumptuous.
In the book's introduction, James Cartwright elucidates the compelling approach of Jan Van Der Veken, and accompanying texts by respected Belgian illustrator Ever Meulen and Joost Swarte provide further insight.