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Pablo Lobato Caricaturist Illustrator from Argentina

Pablo Lobato Caricaturist Illustrator from Argentina

Pablo Lobato was born in Trelew, Patagonia Argentina in April 1970.   As a kid, Pablo would rather stay at home and draw rather than play soccer with his friends.  When it came time to choose a career, Pablo chose graphic design, although he really didn’t know anything about it.  After a short time, he ended up loving it and finished his studies at Universidad National de La Plata, where he also studied Fine Arts.  There he learned about painting and engraving.  After graduation, Pablo moved to Buenos Aires and tried with no success to get a job as an illustrator.  No one would hire him, so he started working as a graphic designer in a business magazine.  A couple of months later, he was doing illustrations for the covers and several spots for each issue, using different styles, pretending to be more than one artist.  That was a really good training.  After 5 years at the magazine doing graphic arts, Pablo got bored and decided to give one more chance to his true love, illustration.

He spent a whole year doing nothing but drawing and trying to find a style.  Finally when he thought he had found it, he launched a website showcasing all the illustrations he had worked on over that year.  It was at that time that Pablo’s world changed for the better.  An international agent, Anna Goodson saw his work immediately asked Pablo to join her gang. “ Anna told me that she was so blown away by my work and that she could not wait to promote me and my style.” Even thought I had almost no published work at the time, Anna believed in me and made it her personal mission to see me succeed as an illustrator.  Pablo’s dream had finally becoming a reality.  He quickly started doing illustrations for the most prominent magazines and newspapers in North America.  Pablo’s work is truly a mixture of illustration and design.  His distinct style is a mixture of geometric shapes, plain and vibrant colors and a little bit of digital magic to put them all together to create an illustration.  What defines Pablo work, is the way he captures the heart and soul of his subjects mainly; musicians, actors, sportsmen and politicians.

Partial client list: Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Wired, New York Times, Nike, Entertainment Weekly, Time, TV Guide just to name a few.
His work has been featured in Illustration Now Vol3 and Portraits! by Taschen American Illustration, Applied Arts and Communication Arts