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  • Published: 15 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781787330757
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $35.00
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The Making Of


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A kaleidoscopically beautiful new graphic novel for international sensation Brecht Evens.

Peterson, a moderately successful artist, is finally given a chance to shine at the Beerpoele biennial festival. However, upon arrving in the village, he realises the festival is a little more amateur and its organisers a little more laid-back than he had expected. Still hoping for his fifteen minutes of fame, Peterson takes matters into his own hands and tries to rally the other participants with a grandiose project. It will not go to plan.

The Making Of is a graphic novel like no other. It explodes from the confines of the page with the unique and unmistakable style that has made Brecht Evens an international sensation.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781787330757
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Brecht Evens

Belgian cartoonist Brecht Evens was born in 1986 and studied illustration in Ghent. Important mentors were his teacher Goele Dewanckel, an illustrator, and cartoonist/comedy-coach/zen master Randall Casaer. Brecht lives in Brussels, where he lives on illustration work and Flemish cartoonist-grants.

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Praise for The Making Of

“An outstandingly beautiful art object. Executed in gorgeous, swirling watercolours.”

Dazed and Confused

“The soft, lush watercolour art is 10 shades of gorgeous.”

Teddy Jamieson, Herald

“Evens is the finest ambassador for Belgian illustration since Hergé, and his book, so original and so gorgeous-looking, comes with the warm-hearted message that, however silly and pompous this world can sometimes be, in the end, art only ever brings people together… Turning the pages, you never know what you'll find next: a scene from a children's fairytale, lush and magical; a comic strip, busy and droll; or a nightmare straight out of the lost sketchbook of Edvard Munch.”

Rachel Cooke, Observer

“Continues in the splendidly evocative style of Evens’s debut, The Wrong Place, its watercolours covering the page in a vibrant blur that is brilliantly accessible yet very different…a comic whose rich, surreal artwork is a joy to behold.”

James Smart, Guardian

“Brecht Evens is an artist of an amazing kind. This is an astoundingly beautiful book, the pages are vibrant with juicy watercolour illustrations, frequently spilling outside of the graphic novel’s traditional panel format. The colour and the freeflowing nature of the drawings inspire a feeling of happiness.”

Emerald Street

“The Making Of pleases as a deftly executed satire on the art world, but it’s the visuals that make this glow. Evens tells his stories via a kaleidoscopic array of jewel-like watercolors.”

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro


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