Marie Assénat was born and raised in Paris, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She spent five years in Brussels, Belgium where she studied graphic design and illustration at La Cambre, the National School of Visual Art before moving to New York to work as an illustrator. Inspired by nature, animals and moments from her childhood, Marie enjoys working on a wide range of subjects and connects to the children’s universe as well as the adult’s. Her first book Coulico was published in 2011 in France and in Belgium by Pastel publisher. The same year, she received a bronze medal from 3X3 the magazine of contemporary illustration. In 2012 she is selected in the American Illustration annual. Her clients in Europe and in the US include: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Meatpaper Journal, The Diner Journal, Parade Magazine, AD Magazine, Marie Claire, ELLE, Maison Française. Our sincere appreciation to illustrators agent Valerie Oualid for this Curator’s Monday.
Graduated from Fine Arts in Toulon and Clermont Ferrand, Ludwick Hernandez discovered independent comics in 2000 and dashes into this new world. With some friends, he creates in the South of France a local “factory” named “Moulinsart” to produce micro editions of books, fanzines and comics. During this psychedelic experience will be born his love for the German expressionism, evolving between the contemporary drawing, the literature, the rock n roll, the pop art, the press drawing, the street art… He finally found his style and is known thanks to his comic “Bessam et Mucho”. Spotted by Monsieur Poulet, he designed visuals for different medias, such as T-shirts for Reporters Sans Frontières and Mamie Nova, exhibition “Les grandes causes” in Museum of the Decorative arts of Paris, etc. Ludwick works regularly on musical and cultural projects, giving free to his unbridled line and prolific style. Great thanks to illustrators agent Valerie Oualid for this Tumblr Monday to introduce us Ludwick!