A warm welcome to Pablo Zweig!
Introducing Pablo Zweig! Another amazing artist to welcome to the Illo family, this week we have Pablo Zweig, a Buenos Aires illustrator who has published in many countries like Argentina, Germany, Japan, Korea, Italy and Holland. Pablo’s humanized animals have such an endearing and fun personality to them that we’re sure you will love too!
To properly introduce him to our team, we did a little Q&A with him to find out more about his inspirations, styles and hobbies. Keep reading our Q&A session with him earlier this month…
When did you start illustrating?
I started illustrating when I was a little boy, copying Tarzan, Batman and other comics. At 16 when I still was at school I did trainings at 2 Publicity agencies, finally at 18 I did my first paid illustrations for a tourist magazine in Buenos Aires.
Who has been the most supportive in your illustration career, perhaps your teacher, family, friends?
My mother is a painter, she took me to visit a comic artist on his studio when I was 13, that was really impressive for me, and a couple of years later to attend illustration classes at an old classic illustration master.
Did you always think art was something that was going to be a major part of your life?
I can’t imagine me doing anything else.
What is your favourite subject matter to illustrate?
At this time humanized animals.
How would you describe your style?
Retro, vintage, sometimes ligne Claire.
What is your favourite collaboration to date?
I don’t have a favourite, I really love doing all, from the last collaborations I did a series of books called Mix and Match for Bookoli Publishers where animals are divided in 2 halfs and you can mix top and bottoms.
What interested you about being represented by Illo Agency?
To be in a modern agency representing lots of different styles, where children books have a main importance and with clients in a wide variety of countries.
Do you have a favourite author, film director, or designer?
Lots, most of them are vintage! Hergé, Cassandre, Covarrubias, mainly graphics from the 30s to the 50s. Classical film directors like Orson Welles, Sergio Leone, but also Tarantino from nowadays.
Are you working on any personal projects you can share with us?
A children book about animals invading a city. There’s only a little girl who can talk to them! This project is written by Argentinean writer Alberto Pez and it’s still on it’s very beginnings.
Do you listen to podcasts? If so, do you have a favourite?
No, I prefer listening to LPs on my record player.
Thank you Pablo for taking the time to give us a bit more of an insight into the artist behind the fun illustrations. To work with Pablo, check out some more of his work before getting in touch with one of our Illo-agents who can bring your project to life.
at Illo Agency, we pride ourselves in representing a collation of global illustrators, distinctly diverse in creativity and uniquely celebrates by like-minded clients across a range of commercial markets. Introduction written by Christine Hong.