Loes Riphagen

Illustrator and author of children’s books. Characterised as innovative and interactive by audience and press.

With her cheerful and wayward illustrations, Loes Riphagen stands out to the audience, press and juries. In 2007, she graduated at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She made her debut as author and illustrator of children’s books with Bedroom Beasties, a picture book that was nominated for the Kinderboekenwinkelprijs 2010.

Since then, her work has been awarded several times. In 2010, the book Animals Home Alone received an Vlag & Wimpel-prize. The same book was proclaimed one of the main titles of the Children’s Book Week 2010, and nominated for the White Ravens in Munich. The book Superheldjes (Little superheroes) was nominated for the European Design Awards 2012 and was one of the main titles of the Children’s Book Week 2011. Vlieg op dikke bromvlieg (Fly away noisy fly) was nominated the European Design Awards 2014.

in 2013, Loes was asked by promotion organisation CPNB to make the picture book for the Children’s Book Week. Together with this book Zzz, a free app was released, including a fun search and find-game.
Her most recent work is Bij de neus genomen, in which Loes retells the Rudyard Kipling-story How the Elephant got his Trunk in her own way. This is more then just a book, Loes has created an interactive work of art.
Her work has been published in a number of countries, including France, Russia, Germany, USA, Latvia, Finland, Denmark, China, South Korea, Portugal, Japan and Slovenia. In 2013, Bedroom Beasties was adapted into a French speaking family performance.