Monday, 21 December 2009

Owen Schumacher AKA The Fop

Owen (AKA The Fop) is an illustrator from Southern California. He describes himself as "a (mildly) cultured, cravat-wearing artist extraordinaire". Exactly the type of contributor we like here on "Draw Serge"! To see more of his fantastic artwork visit his blog and Flickr stream.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Neil Mark Maguire AKA SickNote

Neil Mark Maguire AKA SickNote is a street artist, illustrator and character designer based in Liverpool. Visit his Flickr stream to see more examples of his work and some great paste-ups.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Patricia Del Sole

Another Brazilian contribution! Patricia is 23 year old from Sao Paulo and has recently graduated in Business Administration. She's a huge Serge fan and also loves drawing - a perfect contributor to this blog. More of her artwork and photographs can be found on her Flickr stream.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Phill Evans

Phill Evans is a Shropshire-based illustrator. He mixes traditional pen & ink illustration with Photoshop and lists his influences as Sir John Tenniel, Arthur Rackham, Hogarth and Ivan Bilibin - can't argue with that line-up. More work can be seen on his blog.

Monday, 30 November 2009

James Corcoran

Serge avec la ladeeez! James Corcoran is a cartoonist and comic artist from Scotland now living in London. Visit his blog to see, amongst other things, James's renditions of some classic 2000AD characters.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Mathieu Lavoie Serge Prints

Previous "Draw Serge" contributor, Mathieu Lavoie,has produced some beautiful prints of his Gainsbourg image. If you're interested please contact Mathieu via his blog.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Dominique Kronemberger

Dominique is a 16 year old aspiring graphic from Petrópolis, a small city close to Rio, Brazil (if I ever get to visit Brazil I'll be disappointed if I don't hear Gainsbourg's music blasting out of every car, shop and house!). Good work, Dominique - Draw Serge's youngest contributor (so far!).

Friday, 20 November 2009

Alexandre Piacsek

Back to Brazil with Sao Paulo based architect (a first for the blog!) and digital artist Alexandre Piacsek. Alexandre was recently commissioned by a major bookshop in Sao Paulo to produce a series of 80cm x 80cm portraits of famous writers. The results can be found on his blog along with some other great images.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Stephane Manel

Stephane is a Paris-based illustrator and designer. His first important commission was a record sleeve and poster for Gainsbourg which resulted in the 18 year old Stephane actually meeting Serge! To see more wonderful examples of Stephane's work (and also videos he's directed) visit his website. I particularly like his Sebastien Tellier "Fingers of Steel" record sleeve.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Stuart Bailey

Stuart is a third year illustration student at Glyndwr University and a regular at the DoodlePlanet night at Telfords in Chester. He's submitted this great brush pen and ink Serge and has more work to view on his blog.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Stanley Chow

Nice work, Mr Chow! Stanley Chow is an illustrator and graphic designer with an abundance of great work on his blog, agency website and Flickr stream. I was going to point out one piece in particular but it's all so good I can't decide!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


A great Moleskine Serge from French artist and photographer, FirstLadyPatate. For more examples of her work visit her Flickr stream and Tumblr.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Caspar Williams

A great Serge and Jane from London-based illustrator, Caspar Williams. Have a look at Caspar's website for more beautiful drawings, great colour schemes and lovely hand lettering.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Constance Vitasse

Constance is a "French ex-pat" living in Sweden. Here's her blog. The caption translates as.. well, I'm sure you can work that out for yourselves!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Sarah Kershaw

I must admit that this one has jumped the queue but I couldn't let a pumpkin Gainsbourg hang around until the middle of November. Hopefully, you're all still in a sufficiently Halloweeny mood. This beauty was created by Sarah Kershaw. Sarah has recently graduated with a BA in Illustration for Children's Illustration (congratulations, Sarah) but also makes beautiful handmade books. Have a look at her blog and Flickr stream for more examples of her work.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Angelo Seminara

Angelo Seminara is an Italian-born illustrator and graphic designer now living and working in Paris. Here's what he has to say about Serge "it's really hard to describe how much his music has influenced my work and life (well in a very complicated way he's responsible for my expatriation to Paris), so it's great to find others illustrators who love him". That's the power of Gainsbourg! Angelo is influenced by futurist painters such as Balla, Boccioni and de Lempicka. A selection of his illustrations can be found HERE.

Friday, 30 October 2009

K H Weber

Weber is a German illustration student and has recently become a fan of Serge Gainsbourg. There isn't a website yet featuring Weber's work but once there is I'll post a link to it here.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Aguinaldo Lazarini

Aguinaldo Lazarini is a Brazilian illustrator, concept designer, comic artist and storyboarder and also an Art Director for his own publishing house called World in Comics. Visit his blog to see more of his work.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Mark Long

The first Linocut of the blog comes courtesy of Mark Long, and very nice it is too. Mark is an illustrator and printmaker. For more examples of his illustrations and prints visit his site.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Mauren Veras

After a brief trip to Bristol it's back to Brazil with Mauren Veras. Mauren is a Brazil-based artist with a blog and a Flickr stream. Mauren found "Draw Serge" via this link. Thanks, Mauren.

Thursday, 22 October 2009


Peskimo (AKA David and Jodie) are Bristol-based illustrators and character designers (in fact their excellent Monster Burp toy is produced by the same toy company, Crazy Label, as my very own Inspector Cumulus. Sorry for that bit of blatant self-promotion). They've produced toys, animation and clothing for clients as varied as Kid Robot, Sony and Vodaphone. Do yourself a favour and visit their website and Flicker stream.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Rafael José Seibt

Rafael is an illustrator and designer from Brazil (I told you, Brazil loves Serge!). He has a blog and Flickr stream with more great examples of his work. Rafael also has the distinction of being the 100th post! 100 since May 24th - Incroyable!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Tatiana Baronian

Tatiana is a Brazilian student of graphic design and fashion illustration who, unfortunately, doesn't have a portfolio of her work online at the moment. She has, though, provided us with a great smoking Serge illustration.

Brazil must be full of Gainsbourg fans - just look at THIS!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Douglas Noble

Douglas Noble is a UK-based comic artist. He has a blog, with an online comic strip which he updates a few times a week, as well as a Flickr stream and MySpace page. Click around to see more of his bold black & white work.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Ani Cires

Here's Serge from Sao Paulo- based, Ani Cires. For more examples of Ani's work click here.

Ani was also kind enough to send me a scan from a Brazilian magazine called Gloss that's featured "Draw Serge". Amazing! See the article here. Thanks, Ani!

Monday, 12 October 2009


Here's two great sketchbook pages from Pittsburgh-based cartoonist/illustrator Wayno. I'm sure Wayno needs no introduction, but just in case, here's his website and blog. Wayno's currently got a great exhibition called "File Under: Pop" on at the Zombo Gallery, Pittsburgh. The exhibition catalog also doubles as a colouring book. How cool is that?

Friday, 9 October 2009

Leendert Masselink

A great fake Serge LP cover from Amsterdam-based illustrator Leendert Masselink. Leendert has a website full of great illustrations, design and sketchbook work as well as a Flickr stream. Go now and feast your eyes on the good stuff!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Julie Ly

Here's Serge from Julie Ly. Julie is a senior illustration student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She was introduced to the music of Gainsbourg by her sister when she was in high school. You can see more of Julie's work on her website. I particularly like her Cramps illustration. You really don't see enough portraits of Lux and Ivy!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Julien Le Rolland

A beautiful drawing of Serge from Paris-based character designer and animator, Julien Le Rolland. Visit his blog to see many more wonderful examples of his work.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Paul Garland

A very striking, graphic take on Serge and Bardot from UK based illustrator Paul Garland. Paul's work has appeared in a variety of forms - from magazine illustrations to designs on glassware and ceramics. Here's his blog and website.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Paula K

Here's a sketched Serge from Paula K. Paula describes herself as a an "illustrator, mum and music obsessive". Have a look at her Flickr stream for more music portraits including Alison Mosshart, Josh Homme and Syd Barrett.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Vicky Newman

Here's Vicky Newman's Serge wrapped up in the lyrics to "Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas". Vicky is an illustrator and a member of the House of Aces collective and the Inky Goodness group. Vicky has a website and a blog. Drop by and say "hello"!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Matt Williams

Matt Williams (AKA Uberkraaft) provides us with a speedy, frenetic, POSCA Serge. Matt is a designer, illustrator and web designer. He has a Flickr stream for his personal work and a website showcasing everything else.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Simon Fraser

Simon Fraser is a globe-trotting, Scottish, Brooklyn-based comic artist. Simon has drawn Judge Dredd, Roy of the Rovers and is also the co-creator of Nikolai Dante. You can read Simon's self-penned "Lilly MacKenzie and the Mines of Charybdis" on the excellent on-line comics site Act-i-vate. Our paths haven't crossed for years! It's been too long, Simon.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Rhys Prosser

Rhys Prosser's Serge is a mixed media piece constructed from Indian Ink, coffee and Photoshop. All that's missing is a bit of Gitanes ash!
Rhys is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Bristol. Here's his Flickr and blog.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Felt Mistress

Just for today it's "Stitch Serge". Here's a wonderful L'etonnant-era Serge from Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans (AKA my "significant other" if you didn't already know!). We now have our very own 14" felt Serge smoking in our house! Magnifique. For further examples of Louise's work visit her Flickr site.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Annika van Vugt

Here's Serge from Annika van Vugt from Marburg, Germany. Annika considers Serge her muse. I know the feeling! For more about Annika click HERE.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Jason Bennion

Here's Jason's take on the young Serge. Jason is an illustrator and one of my "why are we sitting here in a coffee shop when we have work to do" buddies. Ah, procrastination. Jason has a website and a brand spanking new blog. Go have a look. Jason is also the only person I know whose life makes Curb Your Enthusiasm look like a documentary. Oh, the stories!

Friday, 11 September 2009


Here's a Serge pic from the mysterious "Creature". To find out more about Creature visit Creaturemag.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Dave Tinkham

Dave Tinkham is a Bath-based designer. Have a look at his website, Datapanik Design, for brilliant examples of his record sleeves, flyers and posters and visit his Flickr for examples of his terrific B&W photography.

Friday, 4 September 2009

David Procter

David Proctor uses a combination of pen, ink and computer to produce his distinctive illustrations. Visit his website to see more inky treats!

Friday, 28 August 2009

Jasper Huizinga

Jasper is a documentary film maker from Holland with a Moleskine doodling habit. This started off as a felt pen sketch and then was scanned in and given a digital makeover. Jasper has an interesting story about how he discovered the music of Gainsbourg - "In 1993, when I was 23, I was a conscientious objector and had to do community service instead. I was employed in a youth hostel in Holland. There I met a colleague objector who had this tape, "De Gainsbourg à Gainsbarre". I was immediately taken by the voice (the crooner as well as the mumbler) and his weird ways of working with words". Have a look at Jasper's site to see examples of his film making.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Luc Melanson

Double Serge! Two lovely Serge drawings from Canadian illustrator Luc Melanson. For more brilliant illustrations visit Luc's website or blog.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Leif Vollebekk

Here's Serge as sketched by Montreal-based singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk. Leif has just started to explore Gainsbourg's music after recently "getting off the Dylan train". I read once that at the time of his death Gainsbourg was talking with Dylan about a collaboration. That would have been interesting.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Ian Shulman

Ian Shulman is not an artist but instead a 1st semester student of Intercultural Business Administration in Vienna BUT he is a big fan of Serge so he felt compelled to contribute to Draw Serge. Thanks very much, Ian. All Serges welcome.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Graham Corcoran

Graham Corcoran is a Dublin-based illustrator. Have a look at his website and blog to see more brilliant illustrations and caricatures (I particularly like his Phil Lynott).