We that work with commercial illustration know it is a kind of art that has well-defined rules: text, a defined lay-out, conversation with the AD and a final-art that pleases everybody, being as understandable as possible.
But besides the every day work, I like drawing to myself and I think that I came to create a "private universe", where there are no rules.
I always liked Donald Duck and his city full of dogs, ducks, mice that live "in harmony". I thought: I can do the same! To mix characters, fragmented images, add some phrases, different languages, and make all sort of associations. Kind of a "crazy-bossa-samba-pop".
With no "great concept" at all, just the pleasure of drawing and having a good time. As time went by, these "qualities" have been interacting with my commercial work. As a matter of fact, these drawings make me very happy, and are part of a small book I am preparing to be published in June, with new and old drawings.
Thank you for your comments about this series Black/ White, you make feel that I am in the right way.