Company:Rosh Creative Content LLC
Designer(s): Rodrigo Foca, aka Rodrigo Eustachio, United States
Category: , Professional
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Series of vector illustrations of beautiful girls made on Adobe Illustrator
About the Designer/Company
Rodrigo Foca is a self-taught artist. He spent part of his childhood running through the halls of Maurício de Sousa studios, accompanying his mother who worked there. Rodrigo met several amazing artists and fell in love with hand-drawn animation.
At the age of eight he was selected by one of the best private schools in Brazil, Colegio Objetivo, to join POIT – Objetivo Project for Talent Incentive, an eight-year course specially created for gifted students and those with high skills, who stand out by academic competence, intellectual and artistic potential.
He was nationally recognized for his humor cartoons published on website Paulada (R.I.P).
In 2001 he moved to Campinas, State of São Paulo, to set up a design studio for educational comic books called Sagui Corp. Rodrigo knew that the formula for the then-existing educational comic books was exceeded. Most of them looked like instruction manuals and were not attractive for readers, mostly children and youngsters.
Thinking about it, Rodrigo decided to carry out an extensive research and found a way of explaining serious issues in an entertaining way: the reader should not realize that information is being imposed on him. Instead, the reader should learn subliminally while having fun.
So he created the Eks Eks Connection comic books, which joined children of all social classes and ethnic groups around a little robot that put them into awesome and colorful adventures, similar to the currently in vogue Manga (Japanese comic books).
Rodrigo also uses cartoons to speak about youth-related issues, such as sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and first job. He created a new range of teen characters for a comic book about AIDS Prevention, which was published for an enormous audience under the title AIDS, the Invisible Enemy.