These illustrations are inspired by the song Signifyin' Monkey on Oscar Brown Jr.'s jazzrecord Sin & Soul and then some ... – an album I have a very personal relationship with.

From I was a small child I have been listening to this record.

It remains an absolute favourite of mine even to this day, and probably strongly influenced my musical preferences.

The illustrations are done as a collage of copies and handcoloured paper.

The characters consist of separate pieces, a technique that ensures great control over their mimics, positions and movements.

Besides working on the picturebook, I am also making an animation of the song.

The illustrations are included in the turqouise illustration-gallery.