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LELE SAA

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Hello I’m Lele, originally from northwest Spain and currently based in the UK.

Before studying the MA in Children’s Book Illustration I was a successful but unsatisfied advertising art director. Now, I consider myself a joyous author, illustrator and character designer.

I’m fascinated with developing characters and creating their worlds. Graphic design, printmaking, sculpture and observational drawing inform my visual language. But my personal life and everyday experiences feed my narratives. 

I like to play with my creatures until they are ready for a story. During this process I might use different mediums and materials. I have also learnt not be too precious with their existences; nothing is set in stone! Their lives keep evolving through sketching them over and over. My characters are actually the ones who decide their paths, not me ;)

 End papers from  Calvito Cactus and the Island of the Misfits.  A graphic novel for young adults about two teenagers: Calvito Cactus (a cactus without prickles) and Cucumher (a hairy cucumber), who are raised in different parts of the world and suffer all the perks of growing up and feeling different.

End papers from Calvito Cactus and the Island of the Misfits. A graphic novel for young adults about two teenagers: Calvito Cactus (a cactus without prickles) and Cucumher (a hairy cucumber), who are raised in different parts of the world and suffer all the perks of growing up and feeling different.

 Body language experiments in clay for Calvito Cactus.

Body language experiments in clay for Calvito Cactus.

 Double spread for  Ghowl . A picture book about an owl who unlikely the others of his kind sleeps at night. Also he is not aware of something that is messing around with his life...

Double spread for Ghowl. A picture book about an owl who unlikely the others of his kind sleeps at night. Also he is not aware of something that is messing around with his life...

 A double page from  Great Questions of Humanity Answered by Totems.  A non-fictional board book that answers profound questions about life in a humorous way.

A double page from Great Questions of Humanity Answered by Totems. A non-fictional board book that answers profound questions about life in a humorous way.

 A bunch of totem characters. 

A bunch of totem characters.