Ricardo Cavolo is a Spanish painter and illustrator whose work tells outsider stories using multiple techniques and media. Cavolo’s murals can be seen in Madrid, Montreal, Hong Kong, Paris, Kiev, Barcelona, and other cities around the world. In addition to his painting-oriented work, Cavolo’s illustration work is featured in several book publications, including those he has authored himself. In these works, Cavolo extends the capacity of his portrait storytelling with delicately drawn lettered text. The most recent example of these books is Cavolo’s graphic diary, 100 Artists to Listen to Before You Die. Just released by NoBrow, the book illustrates the major musical influences on Cavolo’s art while sharing anecdotes from significant moments and relationships in Cavolo’s life. The book, in design and storytelling, reflects the powerful intersections between music, art, and writing and celebrates and inspires creative enterprise in all forms.
Join us at Ada’s Technical Books on Feb. 19th at 7 pm when Cavolo will read from 100 Artists to Listen to Before You Die and then have a conversation with local comic artist Fran Lopez about his greater body of work. A book signing will follow. This is a free event co-sponsored by Short Run Seattle. Cavolo’s US appearance is made possible by The University of Puget Sound. For more information, go to www.shortrun.org