Born and raised in Lima, Peru*, as a kid I spent every waking moment either drawing, or with my head buried inside a book. Just a bud, I learned what makes a character truly breathe life onto the page, and the wonders of duality and subtext. Since then I’ve dedicated my life to storytelling, studying books such as Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero With A Thousand Faces”, “The Writer’s Journey”, and “The Art of Dramatic Writing”, among others, and drawing with maddening fervor every single day. I graduated from SCAD with a BFA in 2006 and have been making art ever since.
My goal: to create a harmonious marriage between character/story and the visual/illustration design. It's when these work together that stories come through much stronger (just take a look at Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake).
Every story is different, and every creator is different. Each character has its own distinct personality, and therefore should be approached with an open mind, and not forced into a cookie-cutter. Both new and seasoned writers will appreciate my variety in styles and accessible fees :]
Please feel free to browse through my gallery below, and don't hesitate to message me with questions.
To quote MATILDA: "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable..."
If you're curious about my process, I invite you to check out my Instagram for videos and more: @Eyedrip.
(*Fluent in English and Spanish)
Currently working on a graphic novel designed for print and web.
This book has been retired and is Out-of-Print from Alpha Academic Press. The author has chosen another publisher. Look for print copies in the near future.
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Always looking for a new project, esp. middle grade / YA . Whether it's illustrated, hand-lettered, or playing with a photo- I'm in! :)
Book designer and illustrator with over 10 years of experience. I've worked with Penguin and Brooklyn Art Press, among others.