VINCENTE NAVARRETE

 

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?

 

Eastern Oregon Wilderness, Bird & Magic's Rookie year in the U.S.A. Currently living in Portland, OR.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

Sesame Street and He-Man, Batman, The Muppets, Ninja Turtles, Reading Rainbow…the list goes on. All of those brightly colored creative characters made me want to stay inside to draw and color while it was nice outside.

 

 

Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?

 

I have no ties to skateboarding besides always wanting to be able to. I tried once when I was little, i bit the dirt and hurt my wrist. So that was that. I know, i know…what a wuss!

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?

 

Geoff Darrow, Mike Mignola,…there's a bunch more.

 

 

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?

 

Playing basketball, creating a tune on my harmonica, watching movies, reading comics.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences? 

 

My family and friends,…also Batman.

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Traditional brush and ink, markers, acrylics, photoshop and illustrator.

 

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

I am a published illustrator/creator with three children's book/graphic novel titles under my belt.They are:Dear Dracula (turned into a Halloween Special for Cartoon Network) - Image ComicsSketch Monsters Vol. 1 Escape of the Scribbles - Oni PressSketch Monsters Vol. 2 The New Kid - Oni Press