Eugenia Nobati

Eugenia Nobati is an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerlöf, is a book I’ve read many times, for myself as a child, and many years later to my children too.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“’Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’

‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the cat."

—from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

There are so many . . . but to mention just three, great at any age, the admired illustrator Carlos Nine, and two authors that I keep reading through the years: Ray Bradbury and Liliana Bodoc.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I’ve been drawing since I can remember. So, why stop? Moreover, I love stories, and telling them with images is the best job I could wish for.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

My only advice, if any advice is useful, is this: keep looking, new ways, new shapes, new stories to tell. Don’t settle.