Find A New Hero Series: Felipe Echevarria
Our next artist, Felipe Echevarria creates comic works of art. Don't believe me, take a look at his site, www.felipe.tv. Take a close look, and you'll find his images could stand alone in an art gallery any day. However, Felipe creates magic when he sets them next to each other on one page of his comics. Check out his adaptations of PSYCHO here and his new series Stakes here. Felipe is escalating the pages of the comics he touches to another level and we are very lucky he had time to speak with us regarding San Diego Comic Con.
Where do you find inspiration for your work?
In my imagination, mostly. And it's matched with a very strong vision of what I want to accomplish in this life.
What is your favorite work you have done?
My published sketchbooks, and my comics watercolor adaptation of the Hitchcock film PSYCHO published in 1992.
What current work are you most excited about?
My upcoming hand-painted graphic novel Death From Above, a metaphysical "revelation stream" on how to be happy through coming to terms with one's own mortality. Imagine a comic book, a graphic novel, where once you get to the end your fear of death is greatly alleviated. It's completely different from anything that's out there in this business.
What is one thing you would like to pursue if you had additional free time?
A big fine art career alongside of doing comics.
What do you typically offer at your booth at SDCC?
I offer original art, books, and prints for sale, as well as sneak previews of upcoming projects. San Diego is also where I debut many new painted original art pieces.
What is the best SDCC or convention moment you have had?
Just talking with fans and friends about life and art. Oh, I did a some color-mixing slide shows and demos for artists a couple years back. It was very well attended.