Antonio Javier Caparo is a Cuban born illustrator, graphic designer and graphic novel artist. His realistic illustrations regularly appear in magazines, children and young adult books along with corporate and advertising work in the U.S. and South America. Some of his passions include animation and comics. He has been published around the world and has won numerous awards in multiple countries. Much of his early career was spent in graphic design but he always felt passion for other worlds, magical characters and metaphorical stories. He soon afterwards decided to devote himself to illustration - both traditional and digital - creating each piece to be intense and conceptual. He is a graduate of of the High Institute of Design in Havana and currently lives in Canada.