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.
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? – diverse auteurs & illustratoren (Querido)
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2019 – Merit Winner, 3×3 Mag, New York, USA
2019 – Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Illustration Competition, USA
2019 – Special Prize for Max makes a friend, BookILL Fest, Serbia
2019 – Nomination Kinder- en Jeugdjury for Max makes a friend
2018 – Nomination Kinder- en Jeugdjury for This is Miep
2016 – Shortlist selection, BookILL Fest, Serbia
2015 – Shortlist selection, Nami Concours, South Korea
2015 – White 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.
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.