I must have written Jan’s surname about 30 times by now and I still can’t remember how to spell it. It’s that curious, somewhat sneaky “z” that peeks cheekily around the “h” with a personality not unlike the work of the talented man himself. What a long way this guy has come after drawing that inexplicably charming image of a guy with a face on upside down a few years back, to this in-demand freelance illustrator doing work for The Plant, NB Studio and most recently the newest issue of our own publication, Printed Pages. You can see why everyone wants a slice of Jan, his cheerful, confident lines, refreshing colour palettes and facial expressions of his characters (their little smiles always remind me of Dougal from Father Ted) are absolutely splendid. Nice one Buchczhzizhk.
To see some of Jan’s work in the flesh/print, get your own copy of the latest Printed Pages over here.
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