About me

Hi, I’m Kristof Devos, a picturebook maker based in Belgium. My career took off in kindergarten, where my teacher held one of my drawings in front of the classroom and ordered the other children to laugh.

My books are currently available in five languages and my illustrations have been exhibited on several international shows, including the Nami concours expositions in South Korea and Malaysia. My book Shade (written by IBBY president Wally De Doncker) received a White Raven from the Internationale Jugendbibliothek in Munich, Germany.

I love public speaking on subjects like the not so secret secrets of inspiration and imagination and my work in general. In for a chat? Drop me a line using the contact form below.

Art festival Watou 2016, with Michaël Vandebril
Illustraties uit het schetsboek van het boek Dit is Miep
Sketches for This is Miep
Octopoes, een tekending van Kristof Devos
The Octopuss
Illustration from Weatherboy
Illustratie uit Nooit is voor altijd
Illustration from Never is Forever


2016 This is Miep – Kristof Devos (Davidsfonds/Infodok)

2015 Shade – Wally De Doncker & Kristof Devos (Davidsfonds/Infodok)

2014 Weatherboy – Pimm van Hest & Kristof Devos (Clavis)

2013 Never is forever – Kristof Devos & Claudia Jong (Davidsfonds/Infodok)

2011 Five dragons slain – multiple authors & illustrators (Querido)

2010 Who has been throwing paint around? – multiple authors & illustrators (Querido)

Selections and prices

Kristof was shortlisted in the Nami Concours 2015 in South Korea, a list of 92 illustrators worldwide, chosen from 1330 submissions.

His work was exhibited at the Biennal of illustration at Bratislava, Slovakia and on the Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival in South Korea and Malaysia.

Schade received a White Raven from the Internationale Jugendbibliothek in Munich.

The illustrations for This is Miep got Kristof a place on the BookILL Fest shortlist in Serbia. For this expo 180 illustrations were selected out of 2200 submissions from 27 countries.


Kristof’s books have been translated into Danish, English (USA), Korean and Chinese.


Kristof drew 15 km of ballpoint lines for Never is forever.

He works barefoot wearing a winter hat. It looks ridiculous, but keeps it his head together.

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Want to read more? Visit this site using Google translate. It’s quite amusing.


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