Illustrator. Hatches his ideas in bed.
Tom Schamp studied Applied Graphic Design in Brussels, and Graphic Techniques in Poland. In his early career he worked for Averbode, Humo and many more. Initially, he was inspired by the clear-line drawings of Joost Swarte, but over the years, he developed his own style in which he applies acrylic to cardboard. He created colourful illustrations often crammed full of people, animals and vehicles, offering readers plenty to see and discover. Tom has a preference for darker, fuller colours that lend a magical yet sometimes slightly frightening element to his work. In addition to illustrations for books, he also designs posters, calendars, postcards, toys, websites and postage stamps. Schamp has received various awards for his work, but is best known for his Otto books, which may be read from many angles thanks to the loop-like drawings. His work has been translated into more than fourteen languages.