Mariscal has just returned from Italy where he has given a workshop on character creation with a fantastic group of talented young creatives at Fabrica, Benetton's creative experimentation center run by Oliviero Toscani.
Throughout his long career Javier Mariscal has created hundreds of characters with very different goals and motives, and for fields as diverse as comics, illustration, graphic design, industrial and textile, mascots, logos, animation, cinema, video clips, websites, exhibitions.
For each new creation, the author analyzes the project or the assignment, defines its frames, documents extensively, and finally begins to generate an astonishing multitude of sketches, tests, in a frantic search to find the perfect solution for his new creature, and that through his amazing stroke and his inexhaustible visual imagination.
In this workshop Mariscal will present his work process for the creation of characters, and will reveal his methods and techniques to “give birth” to beings such as Cobi, Twipsy, Los Garriris, El Señor Mundo, Lula, Julián or Chico y Rita.
Guided by Mariscal, participants will create their own characters, developing them with the author and giving them a specific format – portfolio, vignette and / or animation- with the aim of presenting them publicly to the class and establishing a critical discussion around them, in a debate full of ideas, inspiration and humor.