My name is Javier Arce, comme tout le monde. I'm an illustrator and [code] writer based in Madrid, working to make CartoDB the best cartographic and storytelling platform out there.

Sooo, like two months ago I promised myself that, whenever I went outside, I’d bring my beloved 5-year-old GF1 camera with me (“I’m going to take photos all the time”, I said to myself). I can’t show you pictures of the moment I broke my oath because, of course, my beloved 5-year-old GF1 camera stayed at home the whole time, unaware of my betrayal.

A couple of days ago, however, after successfully bringing my photographic device to some places and making click click click several times, I decided to give it another try.

I also created a photo diary, because I like failing bigger every time.

I hope you like it.

I drew some super simple (and inflatable?) icons the other day at work.
PS: I’ll be in Berlin from 12th to 20th of July. Ping me if you’d like to meet up.

I drew some super simple (and inflatable?) icons the other day at work.

PS: I’ll be in Berlin from 12th to 20th of July. Ping me if you’d like to meet up.

I had a terrific time attending ELCAF (aka the East London Comic Arts Festival) this past weekend with my friend Júlia. I met some friends and illustrators from around Spain (hi, punio, bloglaurag, josejajaja, mentecalamar, cristinadauraillustration and cachetejack!) and enjoyed the talks of Chris Ware, Seth and Mattias Adolfsson. Plus, I brought a bag full of nice comics and posters!

Other thing I brought? This video of the Q&A with Chris Ware & Seth. My gift to you :)

Making films is all about — as soon as you’re finished— continually regretting what you’ve done. When we look at films we’ve made, all we can see are the flaws; we can’t event watch them in a normal way. [laughs]. I never feel like watching my own films again. So unless I start working on a new one, I’ll never be free from the curse of the last one. I’m serious. Unless I start working on the next film, the last one will be a drag on me for another two or three years.
— Hayao Miyazaki (source)