Thursday, 23 December 2010

Olivier Danchin

Olivier Danchin is a French web designer and illustrator based in Paris. He's based his Serge on the song "Intoxicated Man" which is one of his favourites Serge compositions (and one of mine too). To see more of Olivier's work visit his blog or website.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Dorian Danielsen 3

The third Serge from Dorian Danielsen and this time it's the movie version of Serge (for today only it's "Draw Eric"!). Dorian is a graphic designer and illustrator from Paris with a website and a blog.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Elliot Elam

A beautiful Serge drawing today from Elliot Elam. I think this has a touch of Ronald Searle and Mort Drucker about it (and I don't bandy about those names lightly!). See more wonderful drawings on Elliot's website, blog and Flickr stream.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Stevyn Colgan

Cartoonist and writer, Stevyn Colgan supplied me with a colour and a black and white Serge. After much deliberation I've gone for the monotone Serge. Seemed more apt! Stevyn's work has appeared in many publications and is a regular contributor to the QI annuals. His first book Joined-Up Thinking was published in 2008. To see more examples of his work visit his blog and website.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Simon Gurr

An excellent Serge inspired by Lucian Freud's portrait of Francis Bacon (nice visual pun too - Serge was born "Lucien") from illustrator Simon Gurr. Visit Si's website to see more examples of his work including a wonderful Leonard Cohen and some great comic book work.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Geraint Ford Pt 4

Another brilliant submission from Geraint Ford in his "Serge as.." series. "Say bonjour to my petit ami!".

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Splendidhand (AKA Sam St Leger) is an artist and illustrator. Check out his Flickr stream, website and blog to see more great drawings, paintings and sculptures.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Seth Patrick

Seth Patrick is an illustrator based in Durham, North Carolina. He's got a blog and a website (featuring an illustration of Pee Wee Herman's bike! Excellent!). Go have a look.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Alfredo Sábat

Alfredo Sábat is a Buenos Aires-based illustrator with an incredible portfolio of work. Go to his website to see an fantastic array of work including illustrations, sketches, paintings and even sculptures. Amazing work!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Art Grootfontein

Art is an art director, animator and illustrator based in Paris. His website is full of great stuff - loads of great animation clips, beautiful tee shirt designs and wonderful illustrations. He's also a fellow contributor to Michael Fleishman's brilliant "Drawing Inspiration - Visual Artists at Work" book.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Dan Berry Part 2

A lot has happened to Dan Berry since his first Serge - he is now the creator of the "twitter-based, recipe comic" Onion Soup, has introduced the world to Silky Wilson and started the webcomic Oxford Clay. He's a busy chap! Here's his second Gainsbourg.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Michael Greco

A beautifully simple Serge from Toronto based web cartoonist Michael Greco. His site, Grecomix, is updated every Monday. Go have a look!

Thursday, 14 October 2010


Double the fun today from Mr Ben Harrison AKA Benjamino. Ben sent me 2 version of Serge and I couldn't decide which version to put up so I've posted both. His blog claims that he lives in "a bin up a tree" but I've heard rumours that he's, in fact, based in Manchester. To see more of his paintings visit his blog, website or even his Flickr stream.

Monday, 11 October 2010

David Hill

An interesting approach to drawing Serge from art student David Hill. This portrait is created using just message tape and a black Sharpie. Nice. To see more of David's work visit his blog (and even see some earlier takes of his Draw Serge submission).

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Jon Burgerman

Here's Serge Gainsbourg from the pen of Mr Jon Burgerman. If you don't know who Jon is then you must have been living on another planet for the last few years. His work has adorned almost every surface known to man - from wallpaper to trainers to crockery to people's skin. Just give that boy a pen and watch him go! He's also recently released his first single with fellow artist Jim Avignon under the moniker Anxieteam. To see more of Jon's work (and salads) visit his site or Flickr stream.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Joe Wray

Here's Joe Wray! Joe Wray is an illustrator /graphic artist living in Barcelona (lucky man!). His website is under reconstruction but you can find plenty of visual stimuli at his drawing blog 'Wild things' or his Flickrstream.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Geraint Ford Part 3

Geraint Ford graces "Draw Serge" once again with his third Serge and the second in his "Serge as..." series. This time it's Serge as... The Graduate. He's like a Gallic Mr Benn! To see more of Geraint's work visit his blog.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Paul Bommer

A great "L'Homme à tête de chou"version of Serge from London-based illustrator, graphic designer and printmaker Paul Bommer. To see more examples of his work visit his blog. I was going to try and pick out a favourite but I like them all!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Lillian Beaty

Serge and France Gall! Lillian Beaty is a Seattle-based cartoonist and designer. To see more of her work visit her Tumblr site.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Jake Ivill

Today's Serge is from "young 'un" Jake Ivill. Even though he's still only 17 Jake is making quite a name for himself in illustration/design circles and networking furiously! Visit his site to see more of his work or follow him on Twitter to keep an eye on what he's up to.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

David Setter

David Setter is a painter, illustrator, founder of the DoodlePlanet live drawing events (which I frequent on a regular basis) and even a decorator of rhinos. David has a blog where you can see more of his work and is also the proud owner of an extremely covetable Star Wars figure collection.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Lynn Allingham

Here's Serge courtesy of Lynn Allingham. Lynn is from down south but now resides up north. As well as being an accomplished illustrator Lynn is probably best known for her beautiful and distinctive jewellery. It's good enough to eat! If you don't believe me visit her Tuckshop and Polka Dot Etsy shops and see for yourself.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Jason Garrattley

Jason Garrattley is a Birmingham-based designer and illustrator. He's also the curator of the excellent Kirby-Vision blog dedicated to the late, great Jack Kirby. Drop by on August 28th to see how they plan to celebrate, what would have been, Jack's 93rd birthday. Jason also has a website and another very interesting design/illustration/comics blog. It's all good stuff!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson is a cartoonist, photographer and ceramicist based in Houston, Texas. He's also the creator of the webcomic "Finding Elim" which has it's first published collection coming out this Autumn. For more details visit his website.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Gabriela Mudado

Gabriela Mudado is a motion graphics designer based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Gabriela is also a DJ with a weekly web radio show specialising in French music where, naturally, Serge always makes an appearance. Gabriela has a website and Flickr stream with more examples of her work.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Nicholas Chaffe

Nicholas Chaffe is an illustrator and designer. He's sent us a solitary Serge on a stage (which, I think, is a reference to the video for Lola rastaquouère). To see more of Nick's design work click HERE or to see more his illustration click HERE.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Chrissie Harper

Chrissie Harper isn't a Serge fan (tut! tut!) but was intrigued enough by Draw Serge to contribute. She's a designer, journalist, cartoonist and also the editor of the excellent Jack Kirby Quarterly. Visit her website where I'm positive you'll find something to interest you.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sarah McIntyre

Sarah McIntyre produces great comic strips and children's books. Her strip "Vern and Lettuce' appeared in the Guardian's much-missed Comic section and her stories have even been read out on CBeebies! Visit Sarah's website and blog to see more excellent examples of her work.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Hammo Pt 2

It's Hammo's second time on Draw Serge and this time it's with an "accidental Serge". Nick found Serge magically appearing whilst he was doing some "creative procrastinating". Very nice it is too. Now seems like a good time to plug Hammo's brand new website. Loads of good stuff on there. Go have a look.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Rod McKie

Rod Mckie is a cartoonist and illustrator who has contributed to (amongst others) Playboy, The Wall Street Journal, National Lampoon, Punch and Reader's Digest. He has a blog (which is always a fascinating read) and some online comics here.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Joan Xavier Vázquez

Joan Xavier Vázquez is a graphic designer and illustrator (and a big fan of Gainsbourg) from Xalapa, Mexico. Visit Joan's blog to see more artwork and even some Astro Boy cakes!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Alan R

This Serge is the work of the mysteriously named "Alan R". Alan works in a library in Glasgow but draws caricatures in his spare time. Inspired by Draw Serge, Alan has produced his very own version of Gainsbourg. Merci, Alan!

Friday, 30 July 2010

Robert Ball

Robert is an illustrator and designer and has a blog HERE which features some incredible work in a wide range of styles (including an incredible Matt Smith/Doctor Who pic!). Go have a look!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Lapin is a Barcelona-based illustrator with an impressive body of work as an illustrator and art director. After seeing the Gainsbourg movie he felt inspired to draw the "Serge-creature". Visit his website to see more examples of his work including a series of travel books (Japan, obviously, being my favourite!). He also has a blog featuring some of his amazing sketchbook work.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Akira The Don

Akira the Don is a rapper, producer, DJ and comic artist. Here's a panel from his Gainsbourg-inspired comic, A Serge of Life (written by Jeremy Allen), where Serge is brought back to life to combat banal pop music. If only! Click HERE to read more. Visit the Akira The Don website to download music, mixtapes, read his blog and generally get entertained for a few hours.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Claus Ast

Claus Ast is a German illlustrator and designer. Visit his blog to see more of his sketches and cartooning or even buy a t-shirt or a mug!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Fabio Oliveira

Fabio Oliveira is a Brazil-based illustration student. To see more of his distinctive line work, comics and some great caricatures visit his blog.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Philippe Debongnie

Philippe is a Brussel-based illustrator and designer. To see more of his illustrations and drawings click HERE or to see his design work visit the Loasis Studio site.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Denis Nguyen Kien

Paris-based Denis Nguyen-Kien has combined a self portrait by Gainsborough with a portrait of Serge and created this digital hybrid. Gainsbourg chose his name in homage to Gainsborough so Denis thought he'd use this as a basis for his contribution.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Tanja Steig

Tanja Stieg is an architecture student from Aachen, Germany and also a devoted Serge fan. Tanja has a blog where she indulges her passion for photography, handicrafts and drawing.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Pete Fowler

I'm sure no introductions are necessary for almost everyone reading this. Pete Fowler is an illustrator, "monsterist" and a true pioneer of designer vinyl. As well as creating the majority of the artwork for one of the greatest living bands, The Super Furry Animals, Pete has created hordes of designer toys, worked on major advertising campaigns and even makes music (under the guise of Seahawks). Pete Fowler lives in London and likes owls. Here's the sketch too as a bonus.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

James Howard AKA The Mooks

Here's a double dose of Serge from Twitter buddy, Mr James Howard AKA The Mooks. James illustrates and draws comics and is an excellent source of music chat on Twitter. You can view more of his work over on his Flickr stream.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Geraint Ford 2

Here's another Serge from previous "Draw Serge" contributor, Geraint Ford (Geraint first graced the blog way back in May last year). This time he's sent us Serge as Schroeder from Peanuts. Geraint intends to do a few "Serge as.." illustrations over the summer. Can't wait to see the rest. More details over on Geraint's blog.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Manel de Ramon Reyes.

Manel is a 20 year old graphic design student from Barcelona. You can see more of his work (illustration and design) on his website, Flickr and Issuu site.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Tomos Thornton

Possibly the largest portrait of Serge so far! I had the pleasure of seeing this piece come together at a live drawing event last month. Tomos is a Welsh artist with a penchant for distinctive faces that look a bit "lived in" - Serge is an ideal subject. This piece is a great example of Tomos' incredible POSCA technique. Tomos has a Facebook group HERE where you can see more examples of his very distinctive work.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Ryan Cox

What a t-shirt this would make! I don't know a great deal about Ryan Cox apart from the fact that he's based in New York and his stuff is incredible. Have a look at his website to see more of his brilliant work. I love his Mamas and the Papas pic!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Darryl Cunningham (Part 2)

Here's a second Serge from Darryl Cunningham (the first can be seen HERE). Darryl is a good friend and a great cartoonist. He's worked in the British small press for many years and has recently got the recognition he deserves with the publication of his excellent Psychiatric Tales book. It's informative, empathetic, uplifting and even humorous in places. Every home should have a copy. Buy yours HERE. Darryl has a blog and a Flickr stream.