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Work / Illustration

Katia Fouquet

When I was a kid, my uncle would draw for my sister and I on request. He was good at almost everything – composite animals, things exploding, other family members on ‘natural highs’ – and I was 90-95% sure he was the best illustrator I knew. This was before I discovered other people’s work, and began to feel that maybe my uncle’s ability was limited. (Perhaps it was dated also, although I can’t remember.) What I’m trying to say is this: Katia Fouquet has fifty times the illustrative ability of pretty much everybody else in the world, which is why she’s included in Nobrow’s Graphic Cosmogony, for example, and my uncle and everyone else isn’t.