Artist of the Day: Richard Short

Richard Short

Richard Short is a London-based cartoonist who creates Klaus comics and other illustrations.

Richard Short

Richard Short

Klaus recalls Tove Jansson’s Moomins in the sense that its world feels complete and thoroughly unique. Reading just a few of these comics can leave one contemplating existence with Klaus and his human-headed, less-introspective rat associates.

Richard Short

Richard Short

Read the ongoing comics of Klaus on Tumblr. You’ll also find other art there such as these funny, fake “rebranding” designs of Klaus that Richard drew as a style exercise:

For the Franco-Belgian market:
Richard Short

For the Polish market:
Richard Short

For the manga market:
Richard Short

From the 1950s:
Richard Short

From the totally extreme 1990s:
Richard Short

The publisher Nobrow released a handsome Klaus collection in book form. You can see more of Richard’s work including posters and illustrations on his blog and Flickr.

Richard Short

Richard Short


  • http://www.avclub.com/users/ghaleonq,4597/ GhaleonQ

    I also liked the Kim Deitch undercurrent, and Short’s a talented fellow.