Alejandro Okif lives in Buenos Aires with his creative family, his wife Monica (illustrator), son Sebastian (musician) and daughter, Simona (illustrator and tattoo artist). As a young boy, his father who worked in advertising introduced him to the arts. As a result, he was totally hooked and started drawing immediately. When he was at Facultad de Humanidades y Artes de Rosario, he was drawn to Egon Schiele, Rembrandt, Goya, and Lautrec. As he started working in publishing, he discovered the talented work of some amazing illustrators such as Andre Francois, Quentin Blake, Ronald Searle, and Tomi Ungerer. Alejandro works with different mediums, from acrylics, watercolors, inks, and Photoshop. When not illustrating, he enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, and playing bass guitar with his son Sebastian(though he claims that he is not a good musician).|
Shown below are his most recent projects, El honor o la muerte, Antonio Malpica (Castillo), Hey Diddle Diddle: Classic Nursery Rhymes Retold by Joe Rhatigan (MoonDance Press), Oveja busca pareja by Lisbeth Boschetti (Penguin Random House), Piratas Futbolistas by Leandro Katz (La Brujita de Papel), Todos nos equivocamos by Alejandro Ferreiro (Alfaguara), Queen Dog by Bridget Heos (Disney-Hyperion), La criatura horripilante de la laguna gigante by Adela Basch (Riderchail), Jazz en las nubes by Alberto Pez (La Brujita de Papel), Valentín y los Caníbales by Ana Méndez (Del Eclipse), A juanita su trabajo no la asusta by Fabián Sevilla (Riderchail Ediciones Literarias), Molly Holmes, el misterio del huevo robado (Pictus), El capitan Croissant. Hacia la isla de la calavera negr by Luis Freitas (Sudamericana), Raindrop Bill by Ann Bryant & Big Bad Blob by Penny Dolan (Franklin Watts Ltd), Los Mares De Valentin by Mendez Ana (Del Eclipse), Rumpelstiltskin by Joanna Nadin (Oxford University Press), Mi animal imposible by Guillermo Saavedra & Nadie te creería by Luis Pescetti, Diminuto contra los fantasmas & Diminuto y el gol de oro by Liliana Cinetto (Alfaguara Infantil), Una caja llena de by Laura Devetach (Penguin Random House Grupo), El ataque de la cucaracha gigante by Lin Oliver (Bruńo), El Sueńo De Rocco by Sergio De Girogi (RiderChail), Epaminondas: Qué chico más abriboca & Hada desencantada busca príncipe encantador both written by Graciela Bialet (La Brujita de Papel), Billie B. Brow series by Sally Rippin ( Lectorum Pubns).
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