Pablo de Pinho is a San Francisco based illustrator. He has been living in SF for seven years. He was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and has moved frequently around Northern to Southern California, and South of Brazil.
After watching Hayao Miyasaki’s films at the age of eight, Pablo decided to become a cartoonist and animator in the future.Pablo has always been self taught is a number of different media, including oil painting, graphic design and illustration. In college he decided to learn music as a way of expanding his own create vision. In music school, Pablo learned key concepts like, improvising and creating your on voice; which translated later to his own original work. He works mainly with ink or bristol board, or watercolor.
Pablo’s Laugh and Draw series was inspired by old ragtime comics, Osamu Tezuka, Daniel Clowes and Os Gemeos. Pablo’s work shows creative improvisation with visual story telling through figurative connection between characters. He keeps the cartoon tradition of adding surrealism to his drawings. Even though there’s an aspect of chaos and disorder, this series follows a very basic formula. Also the images are not to be seen symbolically, there is a level of calligraphic detail to the lines, which makes it distinct from basic cartooning or illustration.