Elevate Talks: Amadeo Gonzales

Amadeo Gonzales is a self-taught illustrator, cartoonist and musician working in the independent scene in Lima. He’s a hyperactive creator who manages to capture outlandish characters in canvases, serigraphs, graffiti and interventions in public spaces with the same ease. Since he was a child, all he wanted to do was draw, and sooner or later all the paths he took eventually lead him to the world of drawings, characters and colors. His rhythm of life is a constant prolongation of childhood.

Could you introduce yourself, please?

Amadeo Gonzales.

What came first, illustration or music?

How was your first approach to comics? What did you read?

How’s a typical day at work?

What are the best and worse things about being an illustrator in Peru?

Fanzine by Amadeo Gonzales.

How would you describe Carboncito? What place does this comic anthology takes up in your life? Why did you decide to make it come to an end?

Carboncito editions.

If you had to describe the Latin American comics scene today, how would you do it?

On a scale from 1 to 10, how important is social media for you?

If you had to build a Top 3 with your best projects, how would it be?

What inspires you?

What makes you angry?

What are you working on right now?

Where do you see yourself in 1 year?

What about in 5 years?

Bonus track: Could you recommend any TV series/ comics/ movie/ song/ artist/ etc?

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