le comptoir du livre, en neuvice 20, Liège, Belgium
July 2023:

I hope you’re having a great summer! I’m really pleased to announce two new stockists where you can get some of my work: Silver Sprocketa San Francisco based publisher, gallery, and retail shop championing socially conscious and indie comics and zines, and Le Comptoir du Livre in Liège, which is a really special bookshop dedicated entirely to small publishers and artist books, with an exhibition space and residency programme. I’m really happy to be represented there!

Earlier in June césimonis and I formally launched our risograph studio riso des bois. We’re offering riso printing services to artists, illustrators and designers and anyone else interested, so head over to our website to check all our lovely colours and prices!

We also also had great fun at le Marché des Créateur.ices at la Zone in Liège, it was really busy and well-organised and we met lots of lovely folks. Next week we’ll be heading to London for the Illustrator’s Fair in King’s Cross, and I can’t wait to be back in London and meeting loads of cool illustrators who I’ve been following online!
March 2023:

Well into spring now, I uploaded some new work to the website: my new art zine Winterspring and a varied edition of A5 riso prints, Little Carnival.
Both these works build on my new explorations with hand-carved stamps and combine with the risograph printing technology to make vivid, varied and lively images. I have been hand-carving rubber stamps for a while now, but over the winter I really explored more and created a whole set of characters that I can combine and use in many varied situations - prints and zines, but also in the future maybe a whole range of merchandise such as mugs, tea towel, t-shirts... what would you like to see?

So far this spring I’ve been to the Artist’s Bookmarket at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, UK. Cé Simonis and I have been regular participants at this fair for years now and it is always a joy to meet old friends and stay in a city I love so much.
In March we also went to Luzern, to Fumetto Festival in Luzern, Switzerland, and it was fantastic to meet many new colleagues from around Europe.

Now I am back in my studio in the Belgian Ardennes, and busy with a new risograph project with Cé Simonis, supported with a generous grant from SOFAM. I’m excited to share more news about that in the near future!
artist book Winterspring
 riso-printed cards based on hand-carved stamps by C.A.Hiley
November 2022:

The busy season starts! Come and say hi!

12 & 13 November: Thought Bubble Festival in Harrogate, UK 

18, 19, 20 November: ArtBook Berlin, Germany

2, 3, 4 December: Mauvais Caractère, Bonnes Résolutions by IceScreen Sérigraphie, illustration and indie book fair in Bruxelles, Belgium
(72 rue Coenraets 1060 Saint-Gilles)

10, 11 December: Le Grand Marché de Noël
by fais-le-toi-même, Bruxelles, Belgium
(Quincaillerie Van Der Eycken, Rue du Viaduc 66, Ixelles 1050)

I’ll be at all of these fairs with the wonderful Cé Simonis, and in Berlin we’ll be joined by Mina Braun. We’ll be showing you the calendar we made with Anupa Gardner so you can get excited about 2023!

This has been a really interesting and fun year for me as I have been developing my illustration and making new contacts in a new country. I’m so happy to be able to share this work with you in person at the above fairs. You can of course also get my work at the lovely Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh and the fabulous Moirés in Brussels, as well as in my online shop.

Have a lovely end of the year!

September 2022:

Hi! A lot of things have been happening since the last update. I’m pleased to say my work is now available at the lovely colourful Moirés shop in Brussels - you can get some of my cards and miniprints there as well as browse lots of gorgeous work by fellow illustrators and makers from Belgium, and go wild on all your stationery needs.

In the meantime, partner Cé Simonis and I have been working together with dear friends and former colleagues Anupa Gardner and Mina Braun on a 2023 illustrated riso calendar! We’re printing it together on our machine MsMenzies (you can follow her exploits on Instagram). Both artists came to visit - Anupa from Edinburgh and Mina from Berlin - and we had great fun printing the pages and working on the cover design. 2023 is going to look wild and beautiful! Stay tuned for updates as we finish printing and binding…

Another exciting upcoming event is the Brocante de l’Illustration,  happening in Brussels on 18.09.2022 in the Rue de la Tulipe / Tulpstraat. It’s a great illustrator’s street market organised by the collective Ton Piquant (whose studios are in that street). About 65 illustrators will be selling their wares at stalls all along the street on this car-free-Sunday, and I am really excited to be taking part with Cé Simonis. We’ll be selling lots of riso prints, zines, badges - and that 2023 riso calendar too! Pray for good weather, and come and say hi!

badges made from riso proofs at riso des bois
stall at Artists Bookmarket, Fruitmarket Gallery
May 2022:

It has been a busy spring! In May I was at the Artists’ BookMarket in Edinburgh, run by the Fruitmarket Gallery. I was sharing a stall with Cé Simonis and we had such a brilliant time! It was wonderful to meet folks in real life again and catch up with friends in Scotland.
    Now I am back in Belgium, and busy getting stuck into a load of new work (and my garden!) You can see new prints here on my website, and take a look at my new art zine, The Breeze at Dawn. It is of course available in my online shop, as well as at my UK stockists the Red Door Gallery and Typewronger Books in Edinburgh.
    I sold out of the art zine Many Monsters and I will be printing a second edition of that shortly, with slightly different colours. Watch this space!

March 2022:

Hello, and welcome to my newly updated website! I hope you find it simple and easy to navigate.

Earlier this year I was really excited to be commissioned to design a tour poster for This is the Kit. You can see it on this website. It was risograph printed by Duplikat Press in London, and is available as a limited edition print at the UK tour happening right now!

While I work on some new card designs and other exciting collaborative projects, I’m also really excited to be visiting the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna. It’s such an exciting place, full of amazing illustration, and I am really happy to be travelling to Italy again. Do get in touch if you’re going to be there too!
the risograph-printed poster at Duplikat
all images © C.A.Hiley
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