The É developed from a need to have something to mark an illustration every now and then. The shorter the better so it could function as an imprint. The last letter of my surname came in handy and is also built up from 5 strokes, one for each finger so a real ‘handtekening’, which is the word ‘signature’ in Dutch and can be literally translated as hand drawing.

Whatever it is, a stand-alone illustration, the ones put in sequence to form a story or the ones animated, I look for the essence of the matter and reduce the noise of unnecessary details.