Raquel García Maciá

Photo provided by illustrator.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

It was, and still is, “Pippi Longstocking”.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“I like myself, I will always like myself, I know someone loves me and that’s enough”, from a great book entitled “I Like Myself” that has wonderfully funny illustrations.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Authors: Astrid Lindgren, Elvira Lindo, Kay Thompson. Illustrators: Norman Rockwell, Giuliano Valeri, Steven Cartwright.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

Basically I kept on doing what I loved most when I was a girl – drawing and painting. it has always been my passion and my vocation and now, I even get paid for doing it!

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Study a lot, devour books, devour images and never loose your wish to create.