Lennard Kok


Lennard’s work mainly consists of illustrations and comics and can be distinguished by a featured signature and clear line. In his work Lennard tries to depict a story in its simplest form possible. He practices this way of working in commissioned work and in self-governed work, which usually starts from an inborn fascination.

What role does music play in your day-to-day life as a creative?

There is always music playing in the studio that I share with two others. We have worked out a fair system where everyone gets the aux cable for a part of the day. Everyone gets their turn of putting on the music that he enjoys. Sharing a studio and sharing the aux cable, means various musical genres and tastes play around the day. It’s been one of the most effective ways for me to get introduced to new songs and genres in a pleasant way. I’m not sure if music has a direct connection to the work I make, but it of course sets a mood that contributes in one way or another.

Tell us about your playlist.

I have a variety of musical tastes that are not linked to one time-period or genre. In this playlist, this diversity is shown. For the artwork of this playlist I used a naked figure that I often use in my comics and illustrations. I guess it’s somewhat of an alter-ego. By listening to this playlist, it’s essentially me getting into your ear(s), however that may sound…

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  1. 1981 Yamaha CS70M – Benge
  2. Four Pieces for Harp – Produced – Lou Harrison
  3. Planet Caravan – 2009 Remastered Version – Black Sabbath
  4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Remastered – Nina Simone
  5. Spooky – Dusty Springfield
  6. Com Mais de Trinta – Claudia
  7. I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
  8. You’re Not Good Enough – Blood Orange
  9. Player’s Ball – OutKast
  10. Ghetto Fight (feat. Pizzo) – C-Bo, Pizzo
  11. Still Tippin’ (feat. Slim Thug and Paul Wall) – Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug
  12. Skrt – Kodak Black
  13. Love Scars – Trippie Redd
  14. War Is Hell – Ho99o9
  15. Guillotine – Death Grips
  16. Knowing That We Were Meant for Each Other – Monty Alexander