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Fernando Perabeles: The Man of Cartoons

Fernando Perabeles Drawing “Mesa De Puros”

By Jeffrey Bustos

Up in the sky!
It’s an Artist!
It’s a Writer!
It’s Fernando Carrera Perabeles.

His story begins in Mexico City, in simpler times, as an elementary student. With his mother as a painter he was naturally intrigued to start drawing. His first pictures were done in pen or pencil but as he grew older he came into his watercolor technique. Thus the seeds were planted.

His current collection at the HANGAR involves faces, particularly various small cartoon faces. They are arranged in rows and columns of 4, tallying 16 faces, to create an impression of humanity and personalities. Each face is unique, done with no specific person in mind and is representative of specific characteristics. He draws them in small business-card sized papers and hopes that his cartoon-personalities one day soon become collectible cards.

You know what the Guinness World Record does not have? The Worlds Shortest Story. It is due time you meet Augusto Monterroso, one of Fernandos Perabeles’s inspiration, the author of “The Dinosaur”, the Worlds Shortest Story:

Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí.
When [s]he awoke, the dinosaur was still there.

From there stems his collection of “Cuentos Breves”, which are 68, one to two sentence stories. They are really witty and nifty, definitely recommended reading. Perfect for our Twitter generation.

So now you met the artist and the writer. What Fernando Perabeles wants to do is concoct both talents into his new work. In his project “Mesa de Puros”  in August he was commissioned to paint a desk and it was then that he began to experiment with the combination of both of his talents into what became a beautiful table. He hopes to evolve this technique into different projects. One would be a book where each character has a short story about him or herself. Perabeles is also thinking at the other polar end, picturing larger, human-sized, cartoons in which he will incorporate his short stories into.


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7 comments on “Fernando Perabeles: The Man of Cartoons

  1. Maria Jose Perabeles
    October 17, 2012

    Fuuuufuuufuufuck YEAH

  2. Mark Armstrong
    October 18, 2012

    Fascinating profile, great mix of ideas– many thanks! : )

    • hangargallery
      October 22, 2012

      thank you, he is an awesome artist to meet in person

  3. Artist Beverly Bishop
    October 19, 2012

    Off the hook excellent…

  4. Mo
    October 29, 2012

    mhhh its nice

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