“Congratulations! We’re very pleased to announce that Neil has chosen your artwork as one of his runners-up for the month of October. This means that your image is going to be featured in the digital A Calendar of Tales experience (launching this April).”
This couldn’t be more exciting! Neil Gaiman happens to like my work! The girl in the picture is my best friend María, and is also the reason why I entered the contest: Neil Gaiman is her favourite writer, and since I knew she was a bit down these days, being exposed to her idol would hopefully cheer her up. So I asked her wether she’d pose for me, and she was more than eager to do it. Anyway, to be selected as a runner-up was far beyond our expectations. I couldn’t wait to call her! When she finally answered the phone and I told her, she said her day couldn’t be better. That’s my gift. I’m so happy I could sing.
A tribute to famous czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha. Le Hollandais Volant is the french translation for the Flying Dutchman’s myth, in which this sort of poster is inspired, mimicing those posters Mucha made for the Théatre de la Renaissance.
Tributo al famoso pintor modernista checo Alphonse Mucha. Le Hollandais Volant es el francés para la leyenda del Holandés Errante, que ha inspirado este cartel, al estilo de los carteles que hizo Mucha para el Théatre de la Renaissance.