Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Pierre Bourreau

Another first for the blog - a depiction of the "Aux Armes et Caetera"-era reggae Serge from French, Canada-based illustrator Pierre Bourreau. Pierre says " I can't even begin to tell you how awesome I think this idea is. I've grown up on Gainsbourg (I was born in France) and he was a seminal part of my youth as my father would blast his tunes (up to volume 11!) every week-end. I'm also blown away at the quality of work & talent of the illustrators you've chosen." Merci, Pierre. Pierre has a website and a Flickr stream.

Saturday, 27 March 2010


A great Serge in his later years (maybe the blog's first "Gainsbarre"?) by Weef (AKA David Smith), a London based illustrator and caricaturist. To see more of his impressive portfolio of work visit his website and blog.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Susan Strider

A great watercolour Serge from Susan Strider. Susan is a "NYC-based painter, illustrator, graphic designer, smoker and Serge-ophile". She doesn't currently have a website but can be contacted through sfstriderart@gmail.com

Monday, 22 March 2010

Chadwick Crawford

Chadwick Crawford is an art student from San Francisco. Chadwick says"Gainsbourg was a fundamental influence upon my understanding of the French language, and so it seemed natural to do this drawing on the cover of my Robert Micro." What an excellent use of a school textbook! Chadwick has a blog you can visit here.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Miss Pastis

Miss Pastis (AKA Anne Lecomte) is a French illustrator who specialises in reportage illustration at live rock and pop concerts. Here's her take on the inimitable Monsieur Gainsbourg. To see more of her work visit her site and blog.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Matt Jones

A beautiful Serge et Bardot illustration from Matt Jones. I'm sure the majority of visitors to this site will be aware of Matt's work but if not you should visit his blog (full of inspirational work), then his portfolio site and finally hop over to his Ronald Searle tribute blog (THE greatest living cartoonist. Imagine a Searle Gainsbourg!!). Matt is a storyboard artist and has just finished work on a film at Aardman Animation in Bristol and is about to head to Pixar in San Francisco.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Bonus Hanco Kolk & a Gainsbourg soiree.

Fellow Gainsbourg obsessive Guuzbourg sent me these beautiful illustrations that previous Draw Serge contributor Hanco Kolk did for an article written by Guuzbourg for Dutch magazine Vara Gids. Guuzbourg has also arranged a Gainsbourg party in Amsterdam on March 17th (the day before the movie is released in the Netherlands). I wish I could attend!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Amy Crehore

A great (and really sweet!) portrait of Serge and Jane from US-based painter, Amy Crehore. Amy's paintings have been featured in galleries and museums around the world and have also appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone and Esquire. Visit her blog and website to see more of her work. I particularly like her painted Ukuleles.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Emilie Bertrand

Emilie is a French illustrator and painter. Emilie has a blog with more examples of her work and even more pics of Serge!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Rick Tulka

Rick Tulka is a New Yorker now based in Paris. He's worked as an illustrator for over 30 years with an incredible array of clients. He's also a fellow Mad magazine contributor! To see more of his wonderful illustrations visit his website or Flickr stream.