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April by


from Madrid, Spain

This drawing features my boyfriend, Javier. Due to this year’s confinement, we spent two months without being able to meet intimately, so I’ve reconstructed his figure as a sort of Franktenstein’s monster, made up of references and nudes he sent me (although I would have like to take the reference photos myself). I knew I wanted to portray him from the start, and since I’m collaborating with many illustrators form around the world on this project, I wanted to contribute an intimate imaginary that referenced the places where Javier and I meet, two towns in the province of Toledo, amongst fields of olive trees and hills. I find it important to state that rural Spain is and always has been queer too, and what better month for this than the day of the Spanish Republic (April 14th).

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