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Fede resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was born to be an artist—literally. Fede’s mom started her labor while watching an opera at Teatro Colon. Growing up, his father would often visit the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes with Fede. He cannot remember a time when he was not drawing or painting. At age 14, together with some friends, they made handmade comics and at 16, they started producing Fancines to sell at Canape and El Engendro, some local conventions.

Fede’s training in illustration began in the workshop of Jorge Lucas and then in the classic drawing workshop of the brothers Carlos and Enrique Villagran. The Villagran brothers were well known comic artists from Argentina. When they founded the Nippur IV studio, Fede as a student was selected to work with their US clients and how he started illustrating pin up art to the SQP Publishing House. Later, Fede discovered books by Carlos Nine and Roberto Innocenti. He was drawn to their complex technique, their talent in storytelling, and image narratives they exhibited in their picture books. It is at that moment that he decided to become a children’s book illustrator.

Currently, he is now dedicating his time working on picture books in his studio. When not illustrating, he loves to read poetry by Vicente Huidobro, paints wargame miniatures, and collects books –of course not at the same time.

Below are some of his recent books, The Boston Chocolate Party by Tami Lehman-Wilzig & Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz (Apples & Honey Press), Temerario series by Naomi Novik (Umbriel), El Gran Libro De Los Dragones by Davila Valeria (AZ Editora), El bicho bolita y otras animales del jardín by Ariela Kreimer (Albatros), Argensaurios. Tierra de gigantes by Nerea Liebre (Quipu), Wunderding y nuevos escalofríos by Olga Drennen (Quipu), Ma Ouature by Pierre Crooks (Balivernes).

See more of Fede's art:

Fede's personal website
Directory of Illustration

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