F&T: Name something you love, and why?
Books, because they make great company.
F&T: One staple thing in your workspace?
Cup(s) of coffee.
F&T: What themes do you pursue?
I'm not good with narration, but I try to tell stories through very simple illustrations. Most of the time they evolve into vignettes about little, lonely but happy human beings.
F&T: Any memorable responses you have had to your work?
There's one especially, from a great Spanish designer and illustrator. He first sent me an email, then some gifts with a postcard that I should read from time to time.
F&T: A real-life situation that has inspired you?
Lots of them, everything stays stored in my head. Many of my illustrations come from the nostalgia of places I have been to.
F&T: Favourite motivational phrase?
I hate motivational phrases :) but I have a favorite one from Samuel Beckett: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
F&T: Last thing you doodled?
A little man right now. Also, I'm starting sketching for a new children's book. Phew!
F&T: Where do you see illustration going, in the future?
I really have no idea, but it seems to me that it is occupying more space and more weight in our society.
F&T: Any tips for newbies on how to develop their own style?
Work and play, try and fail ;)
F&T: Whose work do you admire, past or present?
There are so many good people, and the list keeps growing …for example, yesterday I bought "Homes" by Carson Ellis, and I cannot believe how beautiful it is.
All images belong to Blanca Gómez.