Joan Casaramona Gual
Dig under your mattress, the back of the closet, from the depths of your desk. Gather up all your doodle notebooks and get ready to drool over the ink-stained pages of Joan Casaramona Gual. This Barcelona-based artist fills pages and pages with his round-faced ladies and the many other characters who inhabit his brain.
JCG continues to upload images of his journals. You can find endless pages of drawings and planning notes on his Tumblr.
JCG splits his time between many fields. Whether it be illustration, comics, graphics, or animation, he strives to pair visual art with a sense of narration.
JCG also incorporates historical elements into his work. In fact, if he hadn't studied art, he would've loved to study history.
Below are two examples of this historical style: Napoleon Bonaparte and Pablo Picasso.
A couple of fun questions:
Do you believe in ghosts? Yes.
Do you believe in aliens? Yes! And in ghost aliens.
If you could send anyone to the moon, who would it be and why? A priest. I am amused by the image.
What were you afraid of when you were little? The sin.
JCG likes materials that can leave a mark, even if it's only for a short amount of time. Simple tools help bring these characters to life: pens, markers, digital pens, and ink - basically anything that can fit in JCG's pocket.