Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Today I am going to the I Castelli Animati International Animation Festival in Rome, among other things there is an exhibition of my drawings , a collection called: "Animated Kafka". It will be shown at the famous Cinecittá Studios, where Fellini shot "Intervista", a film about the studios and his attempts to shoot Kafka's "America". Wonderful coincidence.

If you "need" to see my daily drawings, please, visit . Ruben Gonzalez, "The Editor", has a collection of fresh pictures to post until Monday.
See you next week

Hoy salgo para eI I Castelli Animati International Animation Festival en Roma, Entre otras cosas habrá una muestra de dibujos mios titulada "Animated Kafka". Por una feliz coincidencia, la muestra tendra lugar en los famosos estudios de Cinecittá, donde Fellini filmó "Intervista", una pelicula sobre esos estudios y de como trató de filmar alli "America" de Kafka. Maravillosa coincidencia.

Si te "moris de ganas" de ver mis dibujos diarios, visita . Ruben Gonzalez, "El Editor", tiene una coleccion de dibujos nuevos que le durara hasta el lunes.
Nos vemos la semana que viene, salute.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

So Cold!

Monday, November 26, 2007


The text was written, wonderfully, by Alan Passes.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Old People's Faces

Another illustration for the book. Rembrandt confronts old age.

Otra ilustracion para el libro. Rembrandt confronta la vejez.

Friday, November 23, 2007


I feel deeply honoured because a museum in Ohio is going to have an exhibition of Rembrandt self-portraits and they asked me for this illustration I drew a few years ago for the catalogue.

Estoy prfundamente orgulloso porque de un museo en Ohio me pidieron permiso para usar esta ilustracion en el catalogo de la muestra.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Wednesday, November 21, 2007


-From the time I was an animator.
-De el tiempo de cuando yo era un animador.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pages 92-93

Monday, November 19, 2007


From the 28th of November I'll be in Rome at the I Castelli Animati Animation Festival, where I will open an exhibition of drawings titled "Animated Kafka".
Desde el 28 de Noviembre estare en Roma asistiendo al festival de I Castelli Animati donde inaugurare una muestra de dibujos titulada "Animated Kafka.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Joanna Quinn

Toni (!) Blair was here

Sam, Jo, Ms. Sam,Grillo


From hilarious "Family Ties"

Mistress class in "how to remove a girdle"

Joanna draws. She drew all the time. I would kill for that sketch book.

Wonderful Joanna Quinn was a great presence at the festival. Showed her latest film "Family Ties" that I loved! She gave a tremendous mistress class teaching her techniques that would be useless to us who don't posses her uncanny drawing skills.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Alexander Petrov

The Master Alexander Petrov showed his works and gave a fabulous masterclass on glass painting animation. It was wonderful to see this great artist in action. It was very seductive to see the picture appearing under his fingers.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Exhibition in Cordoba

Animacor Picture Show

There was a show of pictures I drew specially for the festival on the theme of "Drawing The Sailor - Variations and homages around a famous character"
The show was held in
this fabulous Baroque building, the Palace of the Diputacion.

Two views of the banner announcing the show.

More Animacor

We have been treated marvellously well by everybody at the festival. I dont have enough room to name everyone but I will mention some remarkable individuals. The man with the beard is Antonio Zurera, terrific artist, director of the festival and nice guy all round. The young lady without the beard is Carmen Ridaura, coordinator extraordinaire and magnificent organizer.
My thanks to them.

The usual suspects. Please note that the one with the cap has TWO glasses of booze in his hands.

Driving a bubble car with the hand brakes on (YES!) and guiding us around old Cordoba is the delectable Maria Marchessi. Great gal, brilliant cicerone and mother hen.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Animacor 07

Last week I was in Cordoba, Spain, as a juror for Animacor 2007, the
international animation festival. It was a wonderful occasion, with beautiful films, fabulous food, sensational people, in the most gorgeous of cities. We were treated marvellously well. I''ll talk about our hosts on my next posting. I am not a great writer and not very willing to spend much time doing so, but I want to share these photos that will give you a faint idea of what was all about. In this first posting I invite you to see the members of the jury. They were Joanna Quinn, Pilar Ortega, Pedro Delgado, Carlos Varela and myself. These misguided people nominated me president of the jury.

Carlos Varela and me but I think we may be "Bouvard & Pecuchet"

Joanna Quinn laughing politely at some inanity I must have said to her.

This photo was taken by the waiter at the moment of our deliberations. The two onlookers, in pink and green, are Maria Marchessi, our guide and mother hen, and darling Patricia Grillo, who was in for the ride.

Pedro Delgado has a disagreement with Joanna.

Here is a selection of photos of the jurors hard at work. We were quite pleased with our choice of winners. The first prize, for the best short, went to the outstanding Madame Tutli Putli, possibly one of the best animated films I have seen in years. For the rest of the winners please visit:

Monday, November 12, 2007

I am back-Volví


I'll post some photos very soon

Voy a colgar algunas fotos pronto.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Olé, sailor!

Today I leave for Cordoba, Spain to be on the jury at the Animacor Animation Festival and also to open an exhibition of drawings called "Drawing The Sailor Man" (See here and here )
Please visit: , Ruben Gonzalez (El Editor) has some fresh drawings to post on a daily basis.

A big embrace, I'll be back the 12th of November.

Hoy salgo para Cordoba, España, donde sere jurado en Animacor, Tercer Festival Internacional de Animacion. Tambien presentare una muestra de dibujos: "Dibujando al Marinero" (Ver aqui y aqui )
Por Favor visita: , Ruben Gonzalez (El Editor) tiene algunos dibujos ineditos que colgara de forma diaria.

Un fuerte abrazo. Estare de vuelta el 12 de noviembre.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Those Old Times