Peterson, a moderately successful artist, is finally given a chance to shine at the Beerpoele biennial festival. However, upon arrving in the village, he realises the festival is a little more amateur and its organisers a little more laid-back than he had expected. Still hoping for his fifteen minutes of fame, Peterson takes matters into his own hands and tries to rally the other participants with a grandiose project. It will not go to plan.
The Making Of is a graphic novel like no other. It explodes from the confines of the page with the unique and unmistakable style that has made Brecht Evens an international sensation.
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An outstandingly beautiful art object. Executed in gorgeous, swirling watercolours. - Dazed and Confused
Evens is the finest ambassador for Belgian illustration since Hergé, and his book, so original and so gorgeous-looking, comes with the warm-hearted message that, however silly and pompous this world can sometimes be, in the end, art only ever brings people together… Turning the pages, you never know what you'll find next: a scene from a children's fairytale, lush and magical; a comic strip, busy and droll; or a nightmare straight out of the lost sketchbook of Edvard Munch. - Observer
Continues in the splendidly evocative style of Evens’s debut, The Wrong Place, its watercolours covering the page in a vibrant blur that is brilliantly accessible yet very different…a comic whose rich, surreal artwork is a joy to behold. - Guardian
The Making Of pleases as a deftly executed satire on the art world, but it’s the visuals that make this glow. Evens tells his stories via a kaleidoscopic array of jewel-like watercolors. - Metro
Belgian cartoonist Brecht Evens was born in 1986 and studied illustration in Ghent. In 2011 he won the Angouleme 'Audacity' prize for his comic The Wrong Place (2009). He lives in Brussels, where he lives on illustration work and Flemish cartoonist-grants.