FAQ and not-so-FAQ
More of who I am, what I do, what I like, what I kinda like and what I absolute love, well… and a few other things. Don’t see your question? Email me.
“Bigger, faster, better”
2. Favorite QUOTE:
“A line is a dot that went for a walk” – Paul Klee.
3. Favorite COMIC STRIP?:
4. Favorite CHARACTER?:
Dory from Finding Nemo
5. Favorite ILLUSTRATOR?:
6. Favorite PAINTER?:
7. Favorite DRINK?:
Fresh squeezed Limonade.
8. Favorite WORD?:
Gesundheit – I still don’t know why…
9. Favorite SONG?:
Jolene – Ray LaMontagne
10. ANOTHER favorite SONG?:
House that Built Me – Miranda Lambert
11. Favorite WRITER?:
Alfredo Bryce Echenique. He’s also Peruvian.
12. Favorite BOOK?:
“One Hundred Years of Solitude” – Gabo
13. Favorite COLOR:
YELLOW… er ORANGE… er TURQUOISE… Do I have to pick one?!?
14. Favorite ANIMAL?:
Birds rock! Small and medium size preferred. No, I don’t have any as pets. I like watching them. They always amaze me and I love waking up to the Kukulis’ singing. Kukuli AKA mourning doves.
15. Biggest DISLIKE?:
Mosquitoes! They chase and eat me and my boys alive. They like our blood while ignore the hubs’. Oh, life!
16. Do you speak Spanish?:
Si! Es mi lengua materna. Extrano hablarlo a diario pero sabes que? Cada vez que puedo, hablo castellano.
17. How mixed is your mixed media?:
Really mixed. I use everything and anything that I can find and that I feel fits the piece. From tissue paper to burlap, from beads to wire. I love the unexpected.
18. Are you the only artist in the family?:
Nope. My father is a watercolor artist, my father’s father was an artist, my grandfather’s father was a violinist, my brother is an artist, my uncles were writers and painters. All on my dad’s side. My mom is a craft woman. She enrolled me in ceramics and painting classes since I can remember.
19. Did you always know that you wanted to be a Children’s Illustrator?:
No. Everything just happened. My father was an AD for many advertising companies in Lima. Once when I was 16 he got an account for a toy company. My father is an incredible realistic artist but doesn’t know how to illustrate so he asked me to sit and draw some children for him. More to keep me busy, to tell you the truth. So I drew. I remember my dad’s eyes getting round and big when he saw what I did. He knew I was a children’s illustrator but I didn’t. At least, not yet.
20. What can I get you for your birthday?:
Books. No e-books. Real paper books.