When did you start drawing?
As far as I remember I've always drawn, since I was a little kid, but the moment I made my mind fully focused on drawing as a profession was around finishing high school. It took a while and various different kind of jobs, but around 2004 is when I began drawing professionally as a job.
How did you get into drawing comics?
I've always been fascinated with comics and the storytelling part of it, in fact I remember drawing lots of comic strips during school on my class books, you might say the idea of being a comic book artist was always there.
Professionally I ended up drawing comics after taking classes with various local comic book artists. Their guidance and support helped me on making my way in the comic book world.
Do you work traditionally or digitally?
I work traditionally, pencil, pen and paper, old school stuff. But occasionally do some stuff digitally, mostly some inking and coloring. The coloring process is purely digital, it is way faster and there's always room for future tweaking.
Who were some of the influences on your style?
One of my biggest influences is without a doubt Eduardo Risso, to whom I'm currently working as his assistant. Also Marcelo Frusin, Sergio Toppi, Jean Giraud (Moebius) and Katsuhiro Ōtomo.
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