About María Escobedo Cubas:
I hold a B.A. degree in Digital Animation from Véritas University and I´m the author of the children’s book “Why is the moon following us?”. I have participated in several drawing/picture/illustration exhibitions in Costa Rica.
At this time, I am in Japan, improving my professional experience and developing a completely new style of illustration through deep exploration and exposure to new styles and cultures. One of my most important projects to date is an interactive app called “Why is the moon following us?”, which was, at first, my graduation project at Véritas University in Costa Rica.
Completing the project took about a full year of research in terms of educational and aesthetic aspects. This app is an educational game for tablets that combines elements of children’s illustration, animation and interactivity. Considering my experiences with this initial project, which included intense exploration and firsthand contact with some of the most important illustrators of the country, I decided to recreate this graduation project in a book that gives children the opportunity to learn while they have fun playing. This is how the adventure begins of creating the children’s book “Why is the moon following us?”.
What inspires you to write?
The need to create something to share, specially if I can make kids get more interested in books and art.
Tell us about your writing process.
The way I create the characters is by evolving them in my head and later in my illustrations. I always try to improve them, make them more human and more appealing.
What advice would you give other writers?
Wrire, create, and enjoy! Don´t be afraid to make mistakes. And if you do them, just know that it is part of growing as a person and creator.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to try the experience. It was a complete challenge and I am still learning. Remember to get good people to help you too, we don´t have to be alone during the journey!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope it will get bigger and bigger, because there are a lot of people that can create amazing things by themselves and need just a little push.
What do you use?: Dictated and got transcribed, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Childrren´s book, Illustrated books
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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