Joonas Sildre


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24/01/1980


Occupations

comic artist, illustrator, designer


Contact

joonas.sildre@gmail.com

+372 5552 5957

 



Joonas Sildre (1980) is a comic artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in graphic design and works as a freelance artist. Sildre has illustrated close to 30 children’s books and published the graphic novel Between Two Sounds – a biography of the composer Arvo Pärt. Sildre teaches comic drawing in workshops and art schools, has compiled anthologies, and organises Estonian comics exhibitions. In 2013, he became a co-founder of the Estonian Comics Society.



Selected works:
Maasik, Jana. Hopspelleri amulett 2: üksik skelett (Hopspeller Amulet II), Tänapäev 2019
Vaher, Hugo. Vääna jäljekütid: maa ja taeva vahel (The Summer Trackers. Between Land and Sky), Tänapäev 2019
Kass, Kristiina. Lõvi Leo (Leo the Lion), Tänapäev 2018
Maasik, Jana. Hopspelleri amulett I: kõrvetav puudutus (Hopspeller Amulet I. The Burning Touch), Tänapäev 2018
Sildre, Joonas. Kahe heli vahel: graafiline romaan Arvo Pärdist (Between Two Sounds), Arvo Pärdi Keskus 2018
Vaher, Hugo. Vääna jäljekütid: salapärase soki juhtum (The Summer Trackers. The Case of the Strange Sock), Tänapäev 2017
Sildre, Joonas. Kuukassi koerused kosmoses, Tallinna Keskraamatukogu 2015
Sarapik, Margit. Kalendrilinnas aeg ei peatu, Koolibri 2014
Sarapik, Margit. Kalendrilinna lood, Koolibri 2013
Laansoo, Merlin. Kolm põrsakest, Kakaduu 2012
Saar, Tiina. Eduard ja Pihla hakkavad töövarjudeks, Koolibri 2012
Sildre, Joonas. Maailma naba, Lugu-Loo 2009
Soonik, Mati. Punane kukk, Odamees 2007

2020 BolognaRagazzi Award, Comics – Young Adult, special mention (Joonas Sildre. Between Two Sounds)
2019 The Knee-High Book Competition, Idea Prize (Joonas and Elina Sildre. Neljajalgne abiline)
2018 25 Best Designed Estonian Books, Certificate of Merit (Joonas Sildre. Between Two Sounds)
2018 Nominee of the Annual Literature Award (free award) of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Joonas Sildre. Between Two Sounds)
2006 Tammsaare Museum cartoon-drawing competition Tammsaare with a Twist, 1st place

Joonas Sildre has participated in more than 20 comics exhibitions in Estonia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia and Spain, including 4 solo exhibitions.. 

Illustation exhibitions (selection):

2019 Spring exhibition of Estonian illustrators, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre
2018–2020 Exhibition of Baltic illustrators “Running with Wolves”, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Białystok, Warsaw, Płock, Szczecin, Poland; Pordenone, Italy; Vilnius, Lithuania
2018 Exhibition of Estonian illustrators “Running with Wolves”, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn
2013–2014 Group exhibition, “The Visions of Mother Goose. Tribute to Charles Perrault”, Tallinn, Estonia

Maailma naba by Joonas Sildre
Finnish: Maailman napa, Suomen sarjakuvaseura 2011