11/09/2014 George Simenon

Editorial portrait illustration for Standaard der Letteren.

05/09/2014 Learning

Cover illustration and design for the new thematic Learning issue of MO* magazine.

23/06/2014 Sevenfold winner in the 3x3 International ProShow

Great news: 5 Honorable Mentions and 2 Merits for the 3x3 Pro Show 2014!!!
7 illustrations selected including this series of unpublished, self-promotional covers.

11/06/2014 Conflict issue

Cover illustration and design for the new thematic Conflict issue of MO* magazine.

22/05/2014 Judge for the 3x3 Pro Show

Klaas Verplancke is invited to be on the judging panel for the prestigious 3x3 Pro Show 2014, along with Marieke Griffioen (Design Director, Edenspiekermann, Amsterdam), Paul Gonzales (Deputy Design Director, Los Angeles Times), Tim J. Luddy (former Design Director, Mother Jones currently art director at Brink magazine) and illustrator Mark Smith (UK). Truly international and one of the very best shows in the world. Meet the judges here.

What Klaas will be looking for: 'We embrace our taste, our preferences, our ambitions, our heroes who achieve to starring level that we strive for every day. But illustration is also the art of translating ideas, meanings, opinions and thoughts into a unique visual identity. And seeing is, besides feeling, also a process of recognizing and understanding. Therefore, professional judging needs a mental approach as well, by consciously stepping outside your spontaneous self and questioning your own choices and methods.' (...)

Klaas was previously jury member for the Bologna Ragazzi Award, the Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award, the Max Velthuijs Award and a bronze medal winner at the 10th 3x3 Picture Book Show.

17/04/2014 American Illustration 33 CHOSEN Winner!

Splendid news! One of my submissions (this portrait illustration originally published in the graphic novel Tirol Inferno) for American Illustration 33 has been CHOSEN to appear online as part of The AI-AP ARCHIVE, the juried website collection. It is one of only 160 images [122 professional, 38 student] from 9,720 submitted to receive at least 2 votes. Thanks to the jurors Steve Byram, Chris Dixon, Marti Golon, Amy Hausmann, Peter Morance, Len Small, and Alex Spiro.

04/04/2014 Ken je Janneke Maan?

Ken je Janneke Maan?
Die is soms stuk,
half kapot.
Maar elke keer,
geloof het of niet,
groeit Janneke Maan
vanzelf weer aan.

© Geert De Kockere






Bijdrage voor 'Samen over een muurtje', een nieuwe poëziebundel met 101 nieuwe, ongepubliceerde gedichten van Geert De Kockere, n.a.v. zijn 25-jarig schrijversjubileum. 25 illustratoren met wie Geert in de loop van zijn carrière samenwerkte, maakten elk een paginagrote illustratie voor de bundel. Een hebbeding voor elke poëzieliefhebber.

26/03/2014 Seven Questions Over Breakfast in Bologna.

An extensive interview with Julie Danielson (a.k.a. Jules), with an exclusive preview on forthcoming projects. 'Exhilarating, clever, and true….Klaas is awesome! Miljaardenondedjubegot!!' 'Wow. This knocked my socks off!' 'I think this is my favorite 7-Imp interview ever.' 'Inspiration explosion! love love love it!'

06/03/2014 Children’s Illustration in a Digital Age

Illustrators today grew up creating their works mostly, if not entirely, on paper and other non-digital surfaces. Likely, they were trained in art schools with classic illustration materials as well. But now, with a myriad of choices for digital creation: What’s similar? What’s different? What do they like or dislike?

Presented by Junko Yokota, Klaas Verplancke (jurymember of the Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award 2014) and friends. Monday March 24 at 4:00 pm Bologna Bookfair Digital Café - B90 - Hall 26

05/03/2014 Le MO* nouveau est arrivé

Artwork en design voor de vernieuwde editie van het kwartaalmagazine MO*, vanaf heden met een Klaassy cover. In elk nummer zal een themakatern van 50 bladzijden zitten. Voor deze eerste editie is dat het thema 'kiezen'. In dit cruciale verkiezingsjaar gaat MO* dieper in op de kleine en grote keuzes die mensen en samenlevingen moeten maken om hun toekomst vorm te geven.

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a sketch a day keeps the doctor away
08/09/2014 Studiousness

Rejected cover proposal for MO magazine

29/08/2014 Eyes bucket challenge

Published in the unpublished files.

28/08/2014 Ice age challenge

27/08/2014 ice cream challenge

Published in the unpublished files.

25/08/2014 Ice land challenge

Published in the unpublished files.

25/08/2014 Ice bear challenge

Published in the unpublished files.

23/08/2014 The weeping wounds of war

Published in the unpublished files.

29/07/2014 Facing war

 Published in the unpublished files.

27/07/2014 Learning

cover illustration sketches for the upcoming thematic 'learning' issue of MO* magazine.

01/07/2014 Sex education

Published in the unpublished files.

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