Working with an illustrator is a fun collaboration. I was lucky enough to be paired with the talented Marcos Calo. Mr. Calo took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about one of Eddie's most favorite things in the world- Art!
MW: Marcos, I’m a big fan of your work. Thanks for making my characters come to life. (I especially love Eddie in his tuxedo.) When did you decide to become an artist?
MC: I guess I don't remember a time when I didn't want to become an artist. I used to draw everyday for a couple of hours as a kid.
MW: Tell us about your work- what kind of art do you do and who do you work for?
MC: I have worked for animation companies and as a freelance illustrator. In animation I worked mostly as a background / enviroment designer (you can find me in the credits of "Planet 51" and "Despicable Me"). As a freelance artist I have worked mostly doing illustrations for young adults / teen books.
MW: Who's your favorite artist? Mine is Picasso (who’s from Spain, just like you!)
MC: You can't name just one. I have hundreds of preferred artists.
MW: What's your favorite color? Eddie's is red (obviously). Mine is red as well.
MC: I guess blue.