Viktor Kalvachev

THE sketchbook combining Viktor Kalvachev’s work from 2011 to 2018.

Inspire, what is (in) it?

Inspire is a collection of drawings, paintings and digital works by Viktor Kalvachev. It features all his work of the last 6-7 years while living in Paris, France when he was filling one Moleskine sketchbook after another with drawings of characters and situations he had seen on the street and in his imagination.

150 gsm uncoated Munken Pure paper was used to capture the feeling and base color of Viktor Kalvachev’s original Moleskine sketchbooks, while his colored pieces are printed on a pure white 150 gsm Coated paper.

Inspire contains about 160 pencil drawings, paintings and digital works. It’s a stunning collection you simply must have!

About the author:

Born in Bulgaria in 1972, Kalvachev moved to the US in his early 20s to begin a career in the entertainment industry that led him to work on almost every major children IP from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Blue’s Clues, to Spiderman and The Incredibles.

With more than 20 years of experience, Kalvachev considers himself a “visual storyteller.” His career has taken him across the globe and extended his range from art production, graphic novel creator, graphic designer, UIX designer, chief creative officer and freelancer with notable clients such as Disney, Pixar, Steven Spielberg, Hasbro and Nickelodeon.

Kalvachev is the recipient of the Best Downloadable Game of the Year Award, several Betsy Awards (for education products), the Bologna Children’s Game Award and more. He was also nominated for two Eisner awards for his cover and color work on the comic book series Blue Estate. He has had several solo exhibitions and taken part of many group shows around the world.

Viktor Kalvachev is mostly known for his graphic novels PHERONE and Blue Estate, as well as his work on comic book titles such as Batman Beyond, Men of War, B.P.R.D. and DMZ. His latest art book INSPIRE was successfully funded through Kickstarter and made its debut at SDCC 2018.

Kalvachev has his M.F.A. degree from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. He lives in Paris.


Hardcover / 216 pages / Dimensions: 22 x 30.5 cm / Black and White – Colour / Text in English / Weight: about 1.3 kg

Price: €50 / ISBN: 979-10-96315-13-0

Inspire is available on our website LiberDistri and at your favourite bookstore!