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, Beauty and the Beast (Tales to Grow By): A Story About Trust by Meredith Rusu (Children's Press), Everyone Toots & Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear by Joe Rhatigan (MoonDance Press), Valentín solo en Sulu by Ana Méndez & Paco Gómez (Brote Editor), ĄAY TARARA! by Laura Devetach &Laura Roldan (Ediciones SM), Una estrella para Margarita & Artsardam by Patricia Iglesias Torres (Riderchail), 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 & Los mares de Valentín by Ana Méndez (Del Eclipse), Los Mares De Valentin by Mendez Ana (Del Eclipse), A juanita su trabajo no la asusta by Fabián Sevilla (Riderchail Ediciones Literarias), Palabra de pajarito by Canela (El Gato de Hojalata), Molly Holmes, el misterio del huevo robado (Pictus), Billie B.Brow series by Sally Rippin (Lectorum Pubns), Epaminondas: Qué chico más abriboca & Hada desencantada busca príncipe encantador both written by Graciela Bialet (La Brujita de Papel), El Sueńo De Rocco by Sergio De Girogi (RiderChail), Una caja llena de by Laura Devetach (Penguin Random House Grupo), Diminuto contra los fantasmas & Diminuto y el gol de oro by Liliana Cinetto (Alfaguara Infantil), Rumpelstiltskin by Joanna Nadin (Oxford University Press), Raindrop Bill by Ann Bryant & Big Bad Blob by Penny Dolan (Franklin Watts Ltd).
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