Illustrators Assistent, School of life.
I come from an illustration background. My father, Huub Slabbers (1910-2002), was a multi-tasking artist:
an illustrator, professional photographer, writer, poet and painter. After escaping school at the age of 17, I was my father’s assistant for several years and that’s when I learned the basic tricks of the trade. At the same time I attended art school (Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam).When I was 19, my work was first published by the most trendy Dutch lifestyle magazine of the time (‘Avenue’) and from then onwards, I was soon noticed by a bigger professional audience. I’ve worked in many disciplines: advertising, publishing, puppet and set design for television, animation, furniture accessories, toy design and packaging design.