The wild illustrations of Antonio Carvalho have recently been featured in Pictoplasma, the character illustration book and Web site. His work is inspired by childhood fantasies of creatures hiding in the refrigerator. I think they're all pretty great, except the clowns. Clowns freak me out. But maybe that's what he's going for. Here Antonio shares a personal statement and some of his more recent work.
I have designed characters since I can remember. My characters come from my grandmothers cooler because she had it stuffed with very suspicious food that laid there for months. Me and my brothers were always joking and making funny stories about it. A few years after I made the first attempt to illustrate books but the critics encourage me to follow non commercial work, and today I´m just happy to design for raving events and more alternative projects.