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About the Artist
Alex Herrerias (Mexico, 1981) He studied Illustration at UNAM’s Faculty of Arts and Design. Since 2005, he is a professional and freelance illustrator, and his work has been published in Mexico, Spain, China, the United States, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Lebanon, Peru, and Brazil. He likes a lot to work with graphite, ink, and digital techniques. The stage he enjoys the most during his projects’ creative process is planning, because it allows him to experiment and generate new graphic solutions. He received the Behance medal for illustration in the Behance Portfolio Reviews 2013; and the A! Design award in 2013 in the illustration category. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 he was honored with being part of three different editions of Spectrum: The best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, as well as of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, which was carried out in the United Arab Emirates. His work has appeared in the Catalogue of Illustrators of Publications for Children and Young Readers organized by Mexico’s Secretariat of Culture, and he received an honorary mention in two different occasions. He is currently combining illustration with teaching: he is an academic at UNAM’s Faculty of Arts and Design, and a teacher on the digital learning platform Crehana. Camino is his first graphic novel, and is the result of his constant search of new styles and characters, of new stories, and more narrative projects. But it is also the result of the Young Creators Program corresponding to the 2016-2017 issue, in the discipline of Visual Arts and the specialty of Graphic Narrative, and of the Promotion to Projects and Cultural Joint Investments Program 2018, both belonging to the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) and the Secretariat of Culture.
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