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El Gaspar is one of the many immigrants who have left their families and roots behind to try their luck in another country. The course of his life changes several times when he decides to settle in a small town in the North of Costa Rica. Capable of developing a special love for nature and for the animals that he finds there, his social abilities are hampered by his impulsiveness and the lack of perspective regarding his place, and that of others, in the world. Happiness knocks on his door, personified by Anita, a jovial and cheerful mulatto who introduces him to worlds unknown to him. However, the opportunity for a dignified and complete life can be wasted if the young person is confined to his limitations and pays more attention to his instincts than to the voice of his reason.

Illustration of the novel "El Gaspar".

  • Illustrator: Mauricio Bustos Galeano.
    Technique: Pencil, Colored pencil, computer textures
    Format: A4 Digital printing, limited edition of 10 copies signed by the illustrator.


    Mauricio is a graphic designer with extensive experience in commercial and cultural projects. He has worked for different advertising agencies in Europe where he has developed creative visual communication projects for companies such as Audi, Lufthansa, BMW, Nissan, DHL, IKEA among others. He has had collective and individual art exhibitions in various art galleries.
    He lives and works in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, Brazil, where he maintains his graphic design office and artistic workshop.

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