Tomas S. BUTKUS
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR
Book for me is the house with one hundred doors and only one window. There are many ways to walk inside and hide yourself. But there is only one way to look throught that window to the world and to find as it is.
Born: July 20, 1975, Klaipėda, Lithuania.
1993 Finished Klaipėda Art School.
1999 Graduated from Vilnius Gediminas technical university with a degree in Architecture.
He currently works as a designer and illustrator in his workshop of concepts “vario burnos” (‘copper mouths’).
FIELDS OF ACTIVITY
Graphic design, book illustration, publishing.
“Arka” gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2002.
Klaipėda exhibition hall, Lithuania, 2005.
“Tapeten” gallery, Visby, Sweden 2006.
2013 IBBY Lithuanian branch Best debut prize for the book for children “Boomba Doomba and the Creation of the Universe” (Bumba Dumba ir Visatos sukūrimas), Kaunas, Lithuania.
2013 Book of the year contest. The book “Boomba Doomba and the Creation of the Universe” nominated for the Lithuanian Top-5 books for children, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2004 International Young Publisher award competition by British Council. London, UK.
Bumba Dumba ir Visatos sukūrimas (Boomba Doomba and the Creation of the Universe): [picture book]. Klaipėda: Vario burnos, 2012.
Sock of a Dog (drawing poems): [experimental]. Klaipeda: Vario burnos, 2000.