Louis Armstrong, by Philip Paquet

Philip Paquet is a Flemish illustrator, painter and musician. He loves jazz, both the music and the scene around it. This fascination led to Paquet's comic about the life of Louis Armstrong. In this comic, Armstrong himself tells about his life, supported by the semi-realistic dark colored illustrations of Paquet, that, give a good impression of the jazz scene.

In 2003, publisher Bries published 'Snapshots', a collection of five short stories about jazz. Philip Paquet has also collaborated on the collective album '4 Eyes' and in 2004 and 2007, Bries published the two volumes of 'Yume', his graphic novel about dreaming and Japan. He has done several joint projects with dramatist Adriaan van Aken and musician Joris Caluwaerts, such as the book with accompanying soundtrack CD, 'Dansen, Drinken, Betalen' (2014).

He also regularly works together with graphic designers like Steven De Loenen, Gregory Huwart, Stijn Wens and Thijs Louis. Paquet's commercial clients include EMI, Parlophone music, RTBF-La Première, Radio Modern, Duvel Moortgat, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Paul Chambers, Hellfest, Nike, RealDolmen, Zebracinema, Somers Optiek, Vanmoof, Focus Knack, De Morgen, HetPaleis, and SKaGeN. On 29 August 2009 Paquet designed a mural in the Leopold De Waelstraat in Antwerpen, as part of the local Comics Route. 

He was one of several artists to make a comic strip for the booklet 'Building Bridges in Europe’ (2012), published by the European Association of National Builders’ Merchants Associations and Manufacturers (UFEMAT). 

Louis Armstrong, by Philip Paquet

Philip Paquet in Stripburger

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