Monday, 3 December 2012

Joann Sfar

I've been busy recently so I haven't been paying the attention I should do to Draw Serge but I'm about to remedy that in quite a spectacular fashion. Today's contribution ("The Evolution of Gainsbourg") comes from no other than Joann Sfar! If you're a Gainsbourg fan and a regular visitor to this blog and you don't know who Joann Sfar is then you should be ashamed!

This pic was procured for me by the brilliant Joe Decie. Merci, Joe!

Monday, 15 October 2012

"Draw Serge" at Le Truc, Birmingham - 14/10/2012

Here's some photographs from yesterday's "Draw Serge" event at Le Truc in Birmingham yesterday. It was part of the excellent Eye Candy Festival and the Birmingham Zine Fest.
Top to bottom, left to right - Dan Berry, Lizz Lunney, Den Barry, Jonathan Edwards, David Setter, Julian Kimmings, unknown, Matt "8bit" Macabre, unknown (The two unknown artists are staff from Le Truc. If anyone can send me their names I'll credit them accordingly).

Here's some more photos of the day courtesy of Felt Mistress.

A big thank you to all the artists involved and to Le Truc for hosting the event and keeping us all fed and watered all day.

Next - Draw Serge LIVE ON ICE!(not really).

Monday, 8 October 2012

"Draw Serge" at Le Truc, Birmingham

As part of the Eye Candy Festival and the Birmingham Zine Fest in Birmingham this weekend. I'll be hosting a live "Draw Serge" event at Le Truc. 9 panels will be illustrated by a variety of artists (all former "Draw Serge" alumni" - including Den Berry, Matt Macabre, Joe List, David Setter, Julian Kimmings and others) on Sunday October 14th starting at 12pm. Come along - watch us draw, listen to Serge and enjoy the Le Truc dedicated Art menu.

If you're about on the Saturday I'll also be taking part in the "Make It Then Tell Everybody" event alongside Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Luke Pearson, Philippa Rice, Kristyna Baczynski, Joe List, Lizz Lunney, Marc Ellerby and someone called Felt Mistress.

Serge Baeken

Here's a great Serge by a Serge - Serge Baeken. Serge is a cartoonist and illustrator from Antwerp. "I drew this Serge after seeing a home video of Jane Birkin that was broadcasted on Arte. The portrait was published to illustrate an article on Gainsbourg in Zone5300, a Dutch comic and cult magazine."

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Benoît Gréant

Benoît Gréant is an animator and illustrator based in Belgium. To see Benoît's portfolio and showreel visit his (Serge-ly named!) site, Cargo Culte.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Andy Christofi

Andy Christofi is an illustrator from Stoke-on-Trent. You can see more great portraits on his website, blog and Tumblr. You can follow him Twitter here.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Gary Willis 2

This is Gary's second contribution to Draw Serge (here's his first). A slighly different approach this time. This was photographed outside Serge's house in Paris back in April. Gary is a graphic designer.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Graeme McNee

Graeme McNee is an illustrator. Born in South Africa, raised in Scotland and now living in Japan (lucky Graeme!) he's been a Serge fan since he was a child as his Mum used to play "Bonnie & Clyde" while doing the housework. Graeme also draws "Minimal Comics" - keep an eye out for the Melody Nelson-themed strip.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Cat Ingall

Cat Ingall is an illustrator based in Glasgow. I didn't realise until I read about Cat's work on her website that this illustration is actually a paper cut! Incredible. There's a great post all about it HERE. Visit Cat's website and blog to see more of her work.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Laurent Clermont

"Draw Serge" is three years old this month. Thanks to everyone who's contributed. There's a lot to post this month so here's the first - Laurent Clermont. Laurent is a French animation director now based in Stockholm. Visit his website to see more of his brilliant work.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Mat Pringle

Mat Pringle is an illustrator and print maker based in London. There's some beautiful work on his site so go have a look. He also has a shop and is available to stalk on Twitter.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Marc Stipling

Today's Serge comes courtesy of Marc Stipling, the person who cuts my hair. That's right, I won't let anyone near these locks who isn't capable of drawing Monsieur Gainsbourg. I think that's a good rule to live your life by.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

John Fisher

John Fisher is (in his own words) an "amateur artist" from the North West of England. He's really captured Gainsbourg! I was sent this Serge back in October but only found it in my spam folder this week! Sorry for the delay in bringing this one to you. John's blog can be found HERE.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple is a fine artist, illustrator AND the creator of Dr Sketchy's! I'm sure Molly needs no introduction but if you'd like to find out more about her work visit her website and Tumblr. A good way to spend a few hours! She's also on Twitter HERE.

Monday, 27 February 2012


Garf is an illustrator and animator and has produced this beautifully angular, monochromatic Serge. To see more of Garf's work visit his website and Vimeo page or follow him on Twitter.

Thursday, 23 February 2012


Triple1 is a graphic designer, illustrator and DJ from Paris. You can visit his blog, website and even listen to one of his Serge remixes HERE.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Vincent Lefebvre

Vincent is an illustrator and animator from Paris. See more of his work on his blog and website.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sebastian Köpcke

Sebastian is a photographer, designer and curator from Berlin. Vist his website to see more of his work.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Joshua Peeters

Joshua is a Dutch comic artist and illustrator and produced this illustration inspired by the cover to Histoire de Melody Nelson. To see more of his work visit his blog.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Chris Davie

Chris is a "maker of videogames and pictures" from Manchester. This is the second Serge Chris sent me as he thought the original one wasn't good enough (for you information - it was very good!). If you'd like to follow Chris on Twitter HERE.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Alex Nieto

Alex Nieto is an illustrator from Barcelona. Visit Alex's blog to see more.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Emile Roussey

Here's a visual representation of the Gainsbourg classic "Intoxicated Man" by French comic artist and illustrator Emile Roussey. Visit his blog to see more of his great work.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Ana Torres

Ana Torres is a young graphic designer and illustrator from Monterrey, Mexico. See more of her work on her Deviant Art and Behance sites.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Quibe 4

The first Serge of 2012 and it's a fourth outing for Quibe. This time a square Serge!