Andres Lozano is one of these budding drawing stars whose work you will see more and more of. He has just graduated in Spain and is about to start a MA in Goldsmith in London. He first started with our Happy Mag for Kids by illustrating a story about a worm called Mr Bumblechucks, written by my then 8 year old son. He went on to magnificently bring to life Mouse Marp, the cheese eating detective for our new mag DOT. Originally from Madrid, he popped by for a short visit last week and I asked him a few questions as well as was lucky enough to delve into his sketchbooks.
Where are you from?
I'm from Madrid, Spain.
Why do you draw?
I draw because I can't help it! Every time I was bored or had a piece of paper and a pencil I started to draw so I said to myself, why not trying to make a living out of it.
What do you like most drawing?
Cars, detectives, dogs, pipes, greenhouses and cats.
Where do you find inspiration?
In films, comics, books, TV series, and talking with other illustrators and artists.
What is your favourite place to draw?
Anywhere with enough light and a table. If it's in a nice terrace of a Parisian cafe that's ok with me.
And finally, if you were able to go back to your childhood for one day, where would you go back to and why?
I would go back to a four day trip to London I took with my parents when I was 6, I visited Sherlock Holmes' house and went to see "Phantom of the Opera" It was probably the most fun I have ever had.
Thank you Andres, speak soon!