Kristof Devos

About me

Hi, I’m Kristof Devos, a picturebook maker based in Belgium. I make books for children of all ages on themes such as friendship, death and standing up for yourself. My work has been described as both quirky and modest and has received multiple awards.

About my work


2019 The Cat man and other fairy tales – Janneke Schotveld and multiple illustrators (Unieboek Spectrum)

2018 Max makes a friend – Kristof Devos & Claudia Jong (De Eenhoorn)

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

2020Honorable Mention, 3×3 Mag, New York, USA

2019Nomination for Max makes a friend, Little Hakka, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

2019Merit Winner, 3×3 Mag, New York, USA

2019Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Illustration Competition, USA

2019Special Prize for Max makes a friend, BookILL Fest, Serbia

2019Nomination Kinder- en Jeugdjury for Max makes a friend

2018Nomination Kinder- en Jeugdjury for This is Miep

2016Shortlist selection, BookILL Fest, Serbia

2015Shortlist selection, Nami Concours, South Korea

2015White Raven Award, for Shade by the Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Munchen.

The works of Kristof were exhibited at the Biennal of illustration at Bratislava, Slovakia and on the Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival in South Korea and Malaysia.


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


In the summer of 2019 Kristof designed and illustrated a watch for London based cult watchmaker Mr Jones. He made a second one in the autumn.

In november 2018, Kristof worked as Artist in residence in the Curaçao Children’s Museum.

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


Kristof’s work is being represented by élami agency. He is advised, supported and protected as a member of The Association of Illustrators.

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Max maakt een vriend

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