Interview with Ernesto Priego from Spain
You define yourself as an illustrator or as a cartoonist?
Rather, as an illustrator, but with a
hidden desire to explore this
field that is wonderful caricature.
- How was your passion for cartoon?
I got my start in the world of comics,
collaborating with fanzines and often
with humor, that somehow
There was a teacher who influenced your work?
I've always been in love with the work
Vizcarra, but the style of Jota Leal
Although not affect me, I have very
- What is the cartoon for you?
Discover when you draw, you know things him, he does not know it reflects.
- How do you approach a character when to caricature?
I try to know what world moves, which
have hobbies, I like to reflect the side
humorous, though sometimes and
depending on the character, that is
- What techniques do you use?
I always used pencil and pen,
but for about 4 years
about computer use in
Specifically photoshop and a tablet
wacom. I know there are those who question this
tool, but I've worked with
all and in my opinion, is nothing more than that,
- Do you do many sketches?
Depends on the character, but I was never an artist sketches and
evidence, I guess that's my impatient nature, I usually work in a
- What's all that matters in a cartoon?
Be surprised that caricatured him, stop him and finally discover.
- Do you think the cartoon is a minor art?
I do not know if there is more or less art, but I'm sure it's an art. If a
painter who tries to reflect the warmth of a summer afternoon in a landscape,
is creating art. A cartoonist who tries to reflect the character of a
character with four strokes is also creating art.
- Are there any commercial space for your work in your country?
Scarce at this time, is an envy to see elsewhere in the world
there is always a space in magazines and newspapers
for a caricature. They usually go over to
-There is a long discussion whether the technique definitively replace digital paper or canvas, what do you think of that?
Two tools for the same purpose,
but the results are different and I think
consumer will always love
one or either of the two techniques. The
discussion on this is in my opinion
sterile, some people use the two techniques
interchangeably with results
extraordinary in both, is therefore less
artist in one than in another?. As always
has occurred, the only technology opens new
fields. Nobody complains that the latest
creations of Walt Disney or Pixar
made entirely by computer, and
nobody remembers that cartoonists
worked animations frame by
- How far can you get one cartoonist?
Until your ethical code allows. Of
However, we must agree
in which like charity, laughter