Sunday, November 29, 2009
The Great cartoonist Arístides Esteban Hernández Guerrero or ARES.
Born in Havana, September 2, 1963 he studied medicine (graduated at 1987) and psychiatry (graduated at 1993). Self made cartoonist, illustrator and painter.
Ares published his first cartoon in 1984, in Opina magazine. His works has been published all around the world and he also worked as illustrator (mainly children books) and made oil paintings and animations.
He works in Havana as a free lance artist. He has participated in a great number of humor events, where he has obtained more than a hundred awards, and nowadays is the cuban cartoonist with the bigger number of international awards (69). Some of them are:
First Prize, Piaui International Cartoon Contest, Brazil;
First Prize Cartoon, Gabrovo Biennial, Bulgaria;
First Prize, Eurohumor, Italy;
Excellence Prize, Yomiuri Shimbum International Cartoon Contest, Japan;
Grand Prix San Antonio Biennial, Cuba (three times);
Eduardo Abela Grand Prix, National Cartoon Contest, Cuba (five times).