Read about our trip there some months back!
This week we'd like to feature the concept artist who has been working with us to visualise the story elements and bring the main characters to life. A big thank you to Joseba Morales, for the creative contribution and the sheer enthusiasm that he has brought to this! We don't have his photo, but he has provided lots of exciting sketches below to spark your imagination. What sort of story will this be? Who's the hero? How can cardboard be used to defeat evil and create a better world? We'll be sharing more information soon, so remember to follow us on Facebook!
Meet Joseba Morales
Tell us about yourself!
I am a Spanish illustrator, cartoonist and sequential artist. I think I've always been drawing, I became interested in comics and illustrated stories in my early childhood. I felt it was my vocation and since then I have not given it up.
How did you create the illustrations for Cardboard Heroes?
I always try to imagine what I want to draw. When I am dealing with characters I always try to put myself in their shoes: where they live, what they do... and I try to imagine them. Then, I try to capture them on paper. I rarely have to make several designs because I would have already meditated a lot before I started drawing. These characters have so much potential.
It sounds a bit trite, but it's real: work, work and work... and a lot of sacrifice. This is a beautiful job but it is tough as well.
Check out Joseba's work here.
You can admire Bartholomew Ting's cardboard sculptures here.