Randall Casaer

© Wouter Van Vooren
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Guest of Honour 2016

Randall Casaer

1967, Ghent. Illustrator. Author. Draws for the TV quiz ‘De slimste mens ter wereld’

Casaer made his debut in 2007 with the graphic novel Sleepyheads, in which he explored the borders of fantasy, dream and reality. It won him a Blikken Biebel award as well as the VPRO award for a first work. In 2008 he published To Do, a collection of sketches depicting a quest. It was followed five years later by the graphic poem Ik zie u gaarne met een boek. Besides his graphic novels, Casaer also illustrates picture books. He provided the illustrations for Gelukkig heeft je moeder twee oren (2010), De hond is een beetje kapot (2011) and Kies (2013), by Wouter Deprez. He also illustrated Kleine Pieter deed open (2011) by Paul Verrept. In 2016 he produced the lp and book Schip vol honden in collaboration with Chris Calier. Media companies and cultural centres are keen to partner with Casaer. Outside his graphic universe he works as a director for comedians like Wim Helsen and Begijn Le Blue.

Casaer would like his life to resemble his graphic art: graceful, light-footed, poetic, funny, deceptively simple, marked by virtuosity, open to magic and full of compassion.


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