Where were you born? Where did you grow up? I was born and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
How about your schooling? Had you gone under any art training? I ´m studying Graphic Design at the Buenos Aires University and took several courses of painting and penciling at Da Vinci Institute and particular professors. I´ve also worked in an animation called “El Arca” for Patagonik Film Group (2006)
How long have you been working professionally in comics? I would say for 2 years now, but my work varies between penciling, illustrating in acrylics and coloring
What things -- both in art and otherwise -- have you worked on, besides comics? Are comics a full-time gig for you or part-time? I´ve worked in animation, I´ve also worked in publicity for some local companies but right now I´m trying to fully dedicate myself to comics, so let´s say it´s a full-time gig now
Talk about how you broke into the business --was it easy? Hard? Ups? Downs ? Any interesting anecdotes? When you held your first published work in your hands, how did you feel? It was really hard because here in Argentina though our historical tradition shows artist like Enrique Breccia, Oesterhels and others, our comic market is very small and there is no support so there are not as many companies and editorials as in the USA, but thanks to internet and a last San Diego Comicon I attended to, I was able to break into this market.
How did you settle on the style(s) you're currently using? If you have multiple styles how did you develop them? How did your parents take to the idea of working in comics? At first they didn´t believe I would be able to get paid for just “drawing” as they said, but when I started to get my first jobs and saw that somehow I started to have money, they accepted it and now support me.
How would you describe your work space? Is it part of your home, or do you go "to the studio"? My workspace is a room in my own home, where I´ve got all the things that inspire me, lots of toys, a huge library with all the books I love, 2 computers, my drawing board and a big window with a freeway view. I spent most of my time here.
What job are you the proudest of? My proudest job is one I published myself in the beginning called Norairo Comic which I did for Argentina and it was of 5 issues. I received letters from kids all over the country and pin ups, that was something I´ll never forget; but professionally my proudest work is one I´m developing now with a writer which will be done all in acrylics and soon we will present it to some editorials.
What are you currently drawing? Comments on that project? Right now I´m finishing a sample for a writer for submitting to Image and I´m developing this comic in acrylics I told you before. In color I´m finishing a 48 page story which was accepted by DogSpace and I´ve just finished coloring the Tigress for GHG too.
What projects do you hope to work on in the future? Any project that would let me continue working in comics would be fine because this is what I like the best to do in my life.
Where do you see yourself in five years? ten? I can see myself working in comics but with a lot more of experience and much better artistically. What's 1 thing you'll always find in your refrigerator? That would be Dulce de Leche.
What's your favorite food? My favorite food is the Asado (like a barbecue but cooked differently)
What are your favorite interests --Movies? Music? TV? Any hobbies? Sports? Apart from drawing I like practicing martial arts (Aikido and Muay Thai) and at least once a week I go to the cinema.
Have you ever thought of writing your own stories? Yes, not only I thought of but I did as I told about Norairo Comic done for Argentina.
What's an average day in your life like? Walk us through a typical day. I wake up at 7am, have some breakfast and go to the studio (in my own home) and work up to midday. I eat lunch and again go to work up to 5pm. Then I have my tea and go to work again up to 8:30 pm when I go to do some martial arts, Monday, Wednesday and Friday Aikido, Tuesday and Saturday, Muay Thai. Basically my day is working and eating the hole day…
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am I go to the University up to 1pm.
Do you have any great, unsold projects in your files that nobody's gotten to see published? The one I´m developing right now
If you weren't a comic-book artist today, what would you be? I would be a Graphic Designer
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