It’s forever a mystery to me why so many illustrators keep their best work for their Flickr pages only, it seems to me like wearing your best clothes to the darkness of the cinema. Perhaps, though, it’s because Flickr is still both the black market and the Roman forum of illustration, the place where illustrators trade their real wares rather than just official webpage fodder they have been forced to make for clients. To me, Israeli illustrator Ellakookoo is a classic example of this. One look at her official website suggests a slightly twee illustrator with an apt “kooky” nature. A deeper delve into her Flickr account however, paints a totally different picture: one of true talent, wit and satire and a style that is developing impossibly quickly into a true pillar of the illustration world.