The jury of the 18th Euro-Kartoenale Kruishoutem 2011 'SHOES'
Philippe Bossens (Phifi)
Philippe is a late bloomer. He started drawing courses in 1981, at the age of 29, at different academies of art in Ghent and Oudenaarde. He has a great admiration for the works of Emile Claus.
He started making cartoons and participating to contests in the beginning of the nineties. He scored on these occasions numerous selections and won prizes in Bree, Gits, St-Just-le-Martel, Jonzac, Haifa,…, also in other art disciplines such as etching and ceramics.
It is the second time he is member of a jury, this time as collaborator of the ECC and as representative of the cartoon organization Kever.
Philippe likes nice lines and colours. He is fond of cartoonists who “dare” and artists giving a “with vinegar affected romantic accent” to their works.
His opinion is that cartoons have a relativising and healing function