You can see a small preview of the book here:


  • After an invitation from the Editor AlmaLusa, I decided to compile a selection of  my illustrations from the “Turning Japanese” and “Japan in my dreams” collections . I also added other illustrations that invoke the same spirit and some never published drawings. That’s how this book was born!
  • But in order to get the book published, I need to achieve a minimum preorder of 40 copies.
  • By participating in this campaign you will be making possible the publication of my first art book.
  • Hard Cover     Size: 20X30cm   Number of Pages: 92 + covers

This book will be printed and shipped when a minimum of 40 pre orders is achieved


Price: €35,00 ( plus shipment costs which will be charged upon the book shipment)

To place your order use the methods:

Through Wire transfer use the  IBAN: PT50 0193 0000 1050 0393 1287 4

Through PayPal : If you have a PayPal account you can pay to: 

Send payment proof to the mail with your data (name, adress, number of book copies, and other information that you find important) you will receive your order confirmation in your email.

(use the same mail if you have questions)

The first 10 preorders will also receive an unpublished drawing print which will not be sold anywhere else.

Fine Art Digigraph Print reproduced on fine Art Paper of 270gr and printed with carbon pigment inks.
Size of the print: 14,8×21 cm. 
Each book and print will be signed by me.

  • “Turning Japanese” refers to Japan in a very traditional way, depicting samurais, cherry trees and dragon illustrations, wich are very detailed and include a consistent use of colours.
    “Throughout the process there are more complex and simpler pieces. Some are very dense with black backgrounds where I play with shadow and light and others with minimal color (black and white and a contrasting color, red) for maximum emotional impact and to let the lines speak for themselves, almost resembling tattoos, but always with a common theme that connects them all.”




  • Where did the inspiration for this series of illustrations come from?
    “Japan is an old passion! This collection is almost like a continuous dream, always under construction. Some pieces start with a sound, a story, a poem, a feeling … For example “Madame Butterfly” began with Puccini’s Opera (Madame Butterfly). “Yanone” with the story of Tomoe Gozen, a female samurai warrior (onna bugeisha) … “Cherry Blossom” with a poem, “Black Koi” with a simple word “Courage”… Other pieces come to mind with a well-defined visual image.”