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Maria y Yo Graphic Novel and Film

posted: July 25, 2010

A couple of years ago, my amigo, the great Barcelona illustrator Miguel Gallardo, published a comics book called Maria y Yo (Maria and I) about his lovely autistic daughter Maria. The book is wonderfully effective: funny, touching and enlightening and received great praise in Spain, as well as the Catalan National Prize for Comics (in Spain and Catalunya they love giving prizes!).
The book was now made into a no less great documentary film by Felix Fernandez de Castro which opened last week.

The cover of Maria y Yo.

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LA Trip March 2010

posted: April 02, 2010

In March of 2010 I visited LA for the opening of my Skirball Show.

I have had something due which I wanted to do for a while and that was posting some pictures from that LA trip, where I held several Workshops. Considering that soon I will be going back that way, it is a good opportunity to go through these.

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Bobby

posted: January 21, 2010

Robert De Niro for Esquire UK. 
It is great to work with David McKendrick. Scottish guy, football fan, calls me often. What else do you need in an AD.

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The Sequel

posted: October 27, 2009

Around a year after I visited Startzville Elementary School in Comal County, Texas, I received a package with 5 beautifull books titled Teacher, What Are Presidents Made of? (The Sequel).

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The Wilde Years

posted: October 24, 2009

This week was the opening of The Wilde Years, an exhibition celebrating 40 years of Richard Wilde as the Chair of Graphic Design and Advertising at The School of Visual Arts in NYC, from where I graduated.

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Sometimes a good sketch is your kiss of death

posted: September 18, 2009

Sometimes you can't beat your sketch

A couple of weeks ago I got a call from Hansen Smith to do a portrait of Tim Gunn for LA Times Magazine.
The truth is I even did not know who the guy is...sorry America.
Anyway, as a consumate pro, I did my research and faked being (and eventually became) very familiar with the subject matter.
A couple of days later I sent a sketch.

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The original sketch

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