Diego Jourdan Pereira is a Silver Morosoli Award winning artist, writer, and graphic designer.
Renowned for his work on licensed properties, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Toy Story, Donald Duck, LEGO, Moshi Monsters, WWE, Regular Show, and Grumpy Cat; Diego's international clientele includes publishers DC Thomson & Co., Dover Publications, Skyhorse Publishing, The Topps Company, and many others.
In addition to writing articles about his craft for various magazines, he's the author of two Spanish-language books, "Al Servicio del Comic Internacional" ("In the Service of International Comics) and "Gana Dinero Ilustrando! (Lo que no te gusta)" ("Make Money Illustrating...What You Don't Like!"), which seek to inspire a whole new generation of Latin American artists in the pursuit of their goals.
As an art printmaker, Diego studied Western-style woodcut and etching techniques in Chile, and water-based woodblock printmaking (known as 'mokuhanga') at Japan's MI Lab. His prints have been exhibited in Belgium, Japan, and the USA.
Universidad del Pacifico | Chile
Graphic Design | Bachelor's degree | 1996 - 2016
Fashion Institute of Technology | USA
Computer Typesetting & Design | Certification | 1998
EL Mercurio s.a.p | Chile
Illustrator May 1997 - Dec 2014
Zona de Contacto | Wiken | Siglo 21 | El Diario del Deporte
Westgate Resorts | USA
Comics Artist & Illustrator Jan 2002 - May 2002
Image Comics | USA
Comics Artist June 2002 - Jan 2003
Kenzer & Company| USA
Comics Artist May 2003 - Jun 2003
Felix The Cat Productions INC. | USA
Illustrator Aug 2003 - Jan 2004
9th World Publishing | Ukraine
Comics Artist & Illustrator Mar 2005 - Oct 2008
Mirage Studios | USA
Comics Artist & Illustrator Dec 2005 - Jul 2007
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
IDW Publishing | USA
Comics Artist & Illustrator Aug 2007 - Aug 2011
GI Joe | Transformers | Astro-Boy | Digger & Friends | 30 Days of Night
Titan Magazines | UK
Comics Artist Aug 2007 - May 2013
TMNT Adventures | Transformers Animated | Daisy Magic Steps | Family Guy
Larry Flynt Publications Inc. | USA
Cartoonist Jun 2008 - Aug 2010
HUSTLER | Hustler Humor
Nextmedia | Australia
Cartoonist Dec 2009 - May 2010
Next Door Magazine | USA
Cartoonist Dec 2009 - Dec 2014
Glenn & Lorenzo
BOOM! Studios | USA
Comics Artist & Illustrator May 2010 - Dec 2010
Toy Story | Uncle Scrooge | Darkwing Duck
Papercutz | USA
Restoration & Recoloring Artist May 2010 - Jun 2012
The Best of The Three Stooges | The Smurfs
DC Thomson & Co., Ltd. | UK
Comics Artist & Illustrator Oct 2010 - Present
Current: Oor Wullie | The Broons | Wee Harry
Previous: Ivy The Terrible | Pie Face | LEGO | Regular Show | WWE Kids | Danger Mouse | Thunderbirds | Wendy
SkyJack Publishing LTD. | UK
Illustrator Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
The Topps Company | USA
Sketch Artist Mar 2012 - May 2013
Mars Attacks! Heritage | Star Wars Galaxy Files
Bob Weber Jr. Studio | USA
Comics Inker Aug 2012 - Nov 2014
Slylock Fox & The Comics for Kids
Last Kiss Entertainment | USA
Restoration & Recoloring Artist Aug 2012 - Present
Dover Publications | USA
Illustrator Oct 2012 - Jan 2016
American Landscapes | Wildlife | Wild Animals | Dogs | Still Life | Grumpy Cat Hates Coloring | Grumpy Cat vs. The World
Revista CARINOMALO | CHILE
Cartoonist Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
La Mano de Diego
Grupo de Revistas La Nacion | Argentina
Illustrator Sept 2013 - Mar 2014
Rolling Stone Argentina
ACK Media | India
Comics Artist Feb 2013 - Feb 2017
TINKLE | TINKLE DIGEST
Montevideo Comics | Uruguay
Restoration & Recoloring Artist Feb 2013 - May 2015
Federici: Detective Intergalactico | Fola: El Hombre que fue una Biblioteca | Cortinas: Hazañas de un Viajero en el Tiempo
Grupo Expansion | MEXICO
Illustrator Aug 2015 - Jan 2016
Skyhorse Publishing | USA
Designer & Illustrator Feb 2016 - April 2017
Racehorse For Young Readers
Sanoma NL | Netherlands
Comics Inker Mar 2016 - Nov 2016
Accion Comics | CHILE
Writer & Illustrator Aug 2016 - Present
Al Servicio del Comic Internacional | Gana Dinero Ilustrando!
Editorial Dicese | Argentina
Writer & Illustrator Dec 2016 - Present
Introduccion al Comic Internacional
Platte Productions| USA
Writer Jan 2017 - Present
Colored Pencil Magazine
American Mythology Productions | USA
Comics Artist Feb 2017 - May 2017
CASPER, The Friendly Ghost
Illustrator Mar 2017 - Present
"Diego is a continual source of great ideas and provides consistently great art quickly and professionally."
— Jason Schneider | Editorial Director at Racehorse Publishing an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
"Diego provides an exceptionally high standard of work in a broad range of styles. He has worked effectively with us on developing commercial advertorials for external parties and also with our own comic strip characters.His enthusiasm to work on a variety of different briefs in markedly different cartoon style and quick turnaround makes Diego a valuable and highly regarded contributor. I have confidently recommended his services across our magazine portfolio."
— Michael Stirling | Head of Children's Entertainment at DC Thomson & Co. Ltd.
"Diego's art has been consistently outstanding, creatively original and always on time!"
— John Lustig | Owner/Writer at Last Kiss Entertainment.
"It was my pleasure to collaborate with the amazing, Diego Jourdan Pereira. His style of illustrations would leave you dazzled. He is very versatile in his characterization and each of his comic stories that he did for Tinkle Comics was a huge hit with our readers.Looking forward to working with Diego again..."
— Savio Mascarenhas | Art Director, Children's Publishing, ACK Media Pvt Ltd.
"Diego is a skilled illustrator, who produces fantastic results. Diego has been hired to work on both Mars Attack and Star Wars. In both instances, Diego's results were on-time and well-above expectations!"
— David Waldeck | Editor and Art Director at The Topps Company, Inc.
"It's been my great pleasure to work with Diego in recent months on illustration work for Moshi Monsters Magazine. I've found him to be highly reliable, extremely creative, and a great guy to chat with.He always supplies his work in record time, to our extremely high standards, and within our budgets. I would no hesitation in recommending Diego as a dependable, and extremely talented individual whose unique work will make your creative projects really shine!"
— Matt Yeo | Managing Editor at Skyjack Publishing.