- Sun, 5 Jul 2020 22:47:00 +0430
Born in Barcelona on December 23, 1975, Roger Olmos became interested in the world of illustration from a very young age, when he started spending time in his father’s studio at home where he watched him drawing and painting.
There he got fascinated by authors such as Brad Holland, Caza and Brian Froud.
After attending the Llotja Avinyò School of Arts and Crafts in Barcelona,
he started an apprenticeship as a scientific illustrator at the Dexeus Clinic in Barcelona, during which he learned a lot about textures and anatomy.
With time, however, he decided to turn to children’s books. In 1999 he met his first publisher, Kalandraka, at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with which he would publish his first book (Tío Lobo) the following year.
Since then he has illustrated more than fifty books for many Spanish and international publishers such as: Edelvives, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Kalandraka, Oqo Editora, Ediciones B, La Galera, Teide, Anaya, Edebé, Planeta, Baula, Logos edizioni, Melhoramentos, Bromera, Editions 62, Pirouette etc.
He is a vegan and an animal-rights activist, and he actively collaborates with FAADA (Foundation for the Counselling and Action in Defense of Animals, based in Barcelona). This collaboration led in 2014 to the publication of the book Sinpalabras / Senzaparole (Wordless), praised by the like of Jane Goodall and J.M. Coetzee,and which Roger has described as “one of the most important and personal books of my career”.
He also works with various advertising agencies and TV channels.