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Jean-Philippe Kalonji was born in Geneva in 1973. After having travelled to and lived in New York, London and Japan, he then moved back to Geneva, where he presently resides. Painter, illustrator, and graphic artist, he started his career in 1992 and was eventually called upon to collaborate with several institutions of note. In 2009, JP Kalonji was signed by Dark Horse Publications in the United States for his publication “365 Samurais and a Few Bowls of Rice”. Received particularly well by his fans, the work was quickly sold out in Australia, New York and London. The same year, he participated for the first time in Comic-con, the most important convention for graphic novels in the world, where he was seated side by side with great masters of the scene such as Mike Magnola (creator of Hell Boy). In addition, he was commissioned by Formula One’s McLaren team to complete artistic work on the team products. JP Kalonji has also worked closely with organizations and personalities such as UNESCO; the London Olympic Games committee, Yohji Yamamoto, been published in Vanity Fair, France as well as worked creatively with the Théodora Foundation. At present, it is also important to mention his commissioned work for ‘Le Corriere Della Serra’ in 2015 for their first worldwide exhibition in Milan.
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RTS La puce à l’oreille , Aarlouviggo ,corriere della sera GHSC, Animal Farms ITC, Caran d’Ache , James Reto ,Freelance wines ,Vanity Fair France , Unesco, Locus gear Stop suicide ,Darkhorse comics, Trinquette Publishing , Il Rivellino Art Gallery , Julien Brugeas ,Gallery, Viz , Edwin Moses, 11thhour artists management, Mc Laren formula 1 , YohjiYamamoto , RDM , Sony , Flik Flak Swatch group , Glenat & Vents d’ouest Editions , ICRC , Amnesty international , Akileos Editions, Payot Librairie © .Joie de lire Editions , Theodora Foundation , Skoda Swiss Group ,Pro Helvetia , JCI , Pulsesfilms , Action Innocence ,