‘If a drawing is good, when you first see it you only get the half of it’, says the much lauded maker of the graphic novel Binnenskamers (Within Four Walls), the project with which he graduated cum laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven. And indeed, there is no denying that in this book
Tim Enthoven gives us a brilliant, poetic and yet humorous proof of his ability in which drawings, story and layout are indissolubly melded into an indivisible whole. Time and again he manages to surprise the spectator with shifting perspectives and twists, and every time there is something new to be discovered. At second sight one starts to notice, for example, that the show-through from the following page or pages has a story of its own to tell, one of layers and groups: blocks, faces, colours and contours coincide with each other to reveal ever more links and connections. In places a soft pink colour is introduced. The panel thought the book was nothing short of brilliant.