Martijn van der Linden
In 2001, Martijn van der Linden (b. 1979) graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam with only one dream: to become an illustrator. He’s certainly succeeded. Within five years, he has built up an extensive collection of work and demonstrated his mastery of totally different genres. The fine linocut-style drawings that he makes for one book can hardly be compared with the colourful and endlessly detailed paintings that he makes for another title, including for the Dutch version of Kevin Crossley-Holland’s Arthur books. Except for the fact that they are nearly always equally fine in colour and in detail.