It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play. -- Dizzie Gillespie

Home / Jazznews / Books / The master of moody Jazz Comics: Louis Joos
A+ R A-

The master of moody Jazz Comics: Louis Joos

Rate this item
(2 votes)

Louis Joos   was born in Auderghem (Belgium) in 1940 and is now a veteran comic artist who is perhaps not very well known to a large audience but most definitely has had his influence on a younger generation.

Although he did go to art school (The academy of fine arts in Brussels), he didn’t find what he was looking for there and only later managed to “find his groove” by cultivating an attraction towards different artistic fields: cinema, on one hand, but more importantly: jazz music!

To make a living he worked as an illustrator for educational books but his career really started when he sent his first comics to the French publishing house Futuropolis. He is well known for his rough and energetic black and white drawings…

Joos’ comics do not always have the most thrilling stories. They thrive on mood and atmosphere. Louis Joos has made a lot of illustrations for children’s books as well (he was recently nominated for the international Hans Christian Andersen award for this) but obviously, most of his output, besides comics, has been for Jazz related publications and his own free work: drawings, screen-prints, paintings and sketches.

Last modified on Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:04

Related Video