Biography of Axel Janssens, author and illustrator of the children's picture book "The Box" published by Clavis Publishing, New York.
Axel (1977, Ukkel, Belgium) works as an illustrator and a designer for various clients. At a young age he moved with his family to the countryside of Diest. The world that sprang from his imagination often took over. His grandfather, an ex-footballer, hoped that his grandson would cherish the same passion for the sport, but that wasn’t the case. The desire for a career as an engineer or a lawyer was also in vain. After a (relatively) carefree childhood and a somewhat more difficult puberty, it slowly became clear that Axel had been put in the cradle for only one thing. Of this he has made his profession.