“A follow-up to a children’s music album I illustrated back in 2008, The Magical Book of Pombo is a compilation of popular fables written at the turn of the XX century by one of Colombia’s most famous poets, Rafael Pombo. Many generations of Colombians have grown up reading these fables, and they are deeply embedded in our culture. The Magical Book proved to be one of the largest, most complex and demanding projects of my career: About a hundred and fourteen illustrations, mostly spreads and full pages for which I cared to render with all my heart, needed to be delivered in a record time of less than three months. Luckily, I worked with a superb creative team that kept revisions at a minimum and trusted my vision.” – Leo Espinosa
See an in-depth look at images and sketches from this gorgeous project here.