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Sunday, August 17, 2014

JANGO DOODLE #8 - SECRET COSMIC GARDEN

Train doodle Antwerp-Oostende. On a trip to the seaside of Belgium recently I spotted a Secret Cosmic Garden from the train. Here’s some of the plants that I saw.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

JANGO DOODLE #7 - HOLY COW

Late night summer doodle and colour experiment. Felt inspired by 60's psychedelia.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

# RUBENS SELFIE ( MURAL )

I made a mural next to a little collection of my work at the wonderful music and art festival ZOMERZINTUIGEN. It takes place today, 10 august from 15h30 at the beautiful residential Huis Happaert in Antwerp.

My mural is an ode to the famous Antwerp painter Peter Paul Rubens.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

MISSY ELLIOTT (ILLUSTRATION)

Missy Elliott illustration I did for a collaborative hip hop heroines book project. My piece didn't make it in the end, but wanted to share it anyway. 




































And nice surprise: Missy Elliott herself retweetet my piece :-). Did I just gain street cred?


Thursday, July 10, 2014

360° ELECTRICAL CABINET ILLUSTRATION

Last week 92-year old Belgian comic strip hero Marc Sleen inaugurated his own mural in Antwerp. I felt privileged to design a 360° illustration print for an electrical street cabinet in front of the mural. It features a map of Antwerp with a walking tour that features all 10 comic strip murals. In connection with the mural I put in references to the comic Nero and to Antwerp and its maritime history.







Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ART GAMING - (EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS)

I made a bunch of illustrations for an article by Michi-Hiro Tamaï about ART GAMING, a new wave in the world of games. The article is featured in the wonderful Belgian "24h01" MOOK project ( a 200 pages cultural quality crossover between a magazine and a book with no ads ). It's in French and it's beautiful. For the illustrations I was inspired by independent games like "Samorost" ( a personal favorite ), "Dys4ia", "That dragon cancer", "Fez", ...






Friday, June 20, 2014

IT'S NICE THAT (FEATURED)

The nice folks over at the great art and design website "It's Nice That" recently featured me. CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE HERE.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

MUSEUMS ZINE (COVER ILLUSTRATION)

Today premieres MUSEUMS, a group zine, curated by my talented friend Ed Cheverton, at the East London Comics and Art Festival. I made the cover below and an additional comic.


Friday, June 13, 2014

DISCOUNT SPACE SUITS (RISOGRAPH)

New Risoprint for the group show INTERLAND at Alley gallery, Hasselt ! with kickass graphical masters like Pointdextr, Hedof, Erosie, Jeremyville, KHUAN+KTRON, Wouter Sel and more ! It runs till 13 juli. Limited series of 11 prints. Still available.

More info here!



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

THE VOICE MACHINE (ANIMATION ON TV)

After my live drawing on The Voice recently I was asked again to make a giant machine to be animated and shown during a performance of jury member Bent van Looy's team. This job was totally up my alley and it was superfun to see my work that big.

See the animation on tv here!









































Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ALTERNATIVE PRESS LONDON (ZINE FEST)

My girlfriend and I had a great time last week at the Alternative Press Takeover zine fest in East London. Met loads of nice strangers and friends: awesome people like lo fi indie rock musician Joey Fourr, funny comic strip girls Lizz Lunney and Philippa Rice.

Globetrotting comic strip artist Steven Kraan and his girlfriend Willemien were so nice to have us over in Bedford. Great trip!

Here's our table. Yep, I drew eyes on my glasses.


















Lizz Lunney in the middle.


















Petticoat Lane.


















Some desk doodling inspired by our trip.


















Old mural in Bedford. Almost makes me want to start smoking. So cool!

















Saturday, May 17, 2014

THE CLOUD EATER ( BIG DRAWING )

I made a big piece for the great indie game festival "Free to Play" at the designcenter in Antwerp. I'm part of the group exhibition, but next to that there's of course loads of games to play on homemade arcades and other machines, a pixel wall, game-related fashion, loads of talks, game workshops and chiptune deejays.

Had loads of fun making this. Haven't done that much shading in a long time. Ink + watercolours. 50x70cm.


Friday, May 16, 2014

THE VOICE BEDROOM (LIVE PERFORMANCE ON TV)

I was asked to draw a bedroom live on tv on a giant piece of paper for jury member and musician Bent Van Looy's candidate Demi on the Flemish version of the popular tv show The Voice. Obviously a very basic drawing, but it was exciting to pull it off in less than 2 minutes live on tv with only one test the day before (that didn't work out). I eventually used liquid acrylics. Really fun experience.

Full video here!

That's me showing my ass in a white coat on tv!

View from the stage before the audience arrived.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FACTORY SHIZZLE ( ILLUSTRATION )

Illustrations I did for the CRUISIN' group zine by Valley Cruise Press - Los Angeles.
> paint markers on paper. I love drawing factories.

With great contributions by Tamas Al, Marc Bell, Ines Estrada, Travis Jackson, Chris Kuzma, Grace Lang, Sean Morris, Michael Olivo and Ally Quandt

Buy it here!


Sunday, February 23, 2014

TSUNAMI COFFEE (ILLUSTRATION)

Personal work for an upcoming coffee-related project. Planning to make this a poster/postcard.


Monday, February 17, 2014

JANGODOODLES #4 - SKETCHBOOK GALORE

Most of what I draw are doodles and ideas in my sketchbooks. In the past I didn't really post anything from my "treasure box of ideas", because I thought it wasn't good enough or uninteresting. But since I really love looking at other people's sketchbooks, I'm gonna start doing it more often. It might give some more insight in the ways I work.


Monday, February 3, 2014

USE-IT CROWD FUNDING ( ANIMATION )
















I made a silly animated video to support the crowd funding action of Use-It to make a smartphone app. They are a non-profit organization that makes great free alternative city maps for young travellers. It's a bunch of supernice enthusiast folks, so if you ever used a Use-It city map please consider donating a few bucks.



















Sunday, December 29, 2013

ICELAND ADVENTURES

I'll be celebrating New Year's Eve in Reykjavik this year. Happy 2014 !


Saturday, December 14, 2013

THE JANGTON BROTHERS ( FEATURED )

My buddy Anton van Steelandt ( the blonde guy ) and I got interviewed and proudly featured on PULL THE METAL. An online art magazine collaboration between Metal Magazine and Pull & Bear. Thanks for the picture and feature, Coby Hounjet!

We talk about our recent art project "The Jangton Brothers". A collaborative growing concept show about the fictional artwork of two mysterious Belgian directors.

READ THE INTERVIEW HERE !









Saturday, December 7, 2013

URBAN CRAFTS CONTEST















Please vote for me in this cool contest that can win me a ticket to "Burning Man Festival" in Nevada. Urban Crafts made a silly movie about me last summer where I talk about my comics ( in Dutch though ). Just click on the link and vote. 

http://www.urbancrafts.tv/nl/jangojim-striptekenen/

with music in the video by the fantastic San Carol from Paris where I recently designed LP cover artwork for.

Many thanks XXX 
Jangojim

Sunday, November 3, 2013

ONION LOVE ( BUTTON )

I made a button design for the celebration of 10 years "Hot One Inch Action" button show in Vancouver, Canada. I luv onions by the way.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

SAN CAROL ( VINYL RECORD COVER )

I made the vinyl cover artwork for musician San Carol from Paris. His synthpop-styled debut album "La Main Invisible" reminds me a bit of 80's bands like Devo and Oingo Boingo. Check it out here !




Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SLØW ( JANGTON FILM POSTER SHOW )







































SL
ØW.
The slowest movie ever made. A staggering 14 hours of Scandinavian arthouse film beauty about the struggle of the couple Björn and Lila who slowly seem to lose touch with reality. After their marriage and buying the barn they always wanted a discussion about the interior design leads to an existential crisis. How did they get there ? Why did they get there ? Who are they ? Why do they live on a floating ball in space called earth ?

This experimental movie is definitely not for the mainstream viewer, but for the lovers of Scandinavian storytelling and sufferers of insomnia this is a must see. To find the perfect beautiful Swedish landscape setting the directors went to that place where people dump all their christmas trees every year.

Part of the Film Poster exhibition "The Jangton Brothers". A growing duo-show concept together with illustrator Anton van Steelandt about two mysterious Belgian directors that remained unknown through their career. For this first show we present a selection of giant film posters.

Exhibition running in Mekanik Strip, Antwerp till 2 november. Check it out and let us know what you think !

Sunday, October 20, 2013

BRASS PHARAO ( JANGTON FILM POSTER SHOW )



BRASS PHARAO. 
In this biopic we follow the rise and fall of Ramses Thuba. A pyramid slave that starts an a capella band with his slave colleagues and later on starts to make instruments from stolen ornaments to impress the beautiful Susan-Rah. He has to compete with the popular fat gong slave and comes up with the idea of what we call today "a brass band". An exciting duel will determine their fate.

After the movie the directors still lived for a while in the expensive temple set.

Part of the Film Poster exhibition "The Jangton Brothers". A growing duo-show concept together with illustrator Anton van Steelandt about two mysterious Belgian directors that remained unknown through their career. For this first show we present a selection of giant film posters.

Exhibition running in Mekanik Strip, Antwerp till 2 november. Check it out and let us know what you think !

Friday, October 18, 2013

THE BATTLE OF LOO WATER ( JANGTON FILM POSTER SHOW )



THE BATTLE OF LOO WATER. 
A historical epic tale with grand battles and costumed actors. When a stray cannonball hits the sewers of Napoleon's golden toilet, the Battle of Waterloo becomes the most pungent war ever fought. The green fields are flooded brown while everything in the path is swept away. When all is said and done a plague of mutated plants breaks free at epidemic proportions.

Part of the Film Poster exhibition "The Jangton Brothers". A growing duo-show concept together with illustrator Anton van Steelandt about two mysterious Belgian directors that remained unknown through their career. For this first show we present a selection of giant film posters.

Exhibition running in Mekanik Strip, Antwerp till 2 november. Check it out and let us know what you think !