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Juan Antonio Cebrián

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En mi juventud me pasé miles de madrugadas junto a la radio esperando esa combinación de historia, misterio, cultura y actualidad que no te dejaba dormir. Pero sobretodo esperaba escuchar a ese narrador que fabricaba el milagro de convertir simples palabras en algo apasionante. Era el inolvidable Juan Antonio Cebrián.

Siempre quise rendirle un homenaje, por el sentimiento de deuda hacia alguien que te ha hecho pasar tan buenos momentos a cambio de nada, y al que nunca tuviste la oportunidad de agradecérselo.

Porque aquellos no eran programas de radio, eran regalos. Así que, allí donde estés maestro… gracias!

Juan Antonio se fue, pero nos ha dejado muchas cosas: miles de horas de radio, más de una decena de libros, una asociación cultural, un bosque, un premio con su nombre y un centro cultural… pero sobretodo una legión interminable de buenos amigos, seguidores y admiradores (casi siempre todo a la vez) que mantienen viva su memoria. Lo que yo llamaría la familia de La Rosa de los Vientos.

Me gustaría mandar un fuerte abrazo a Silvia Casasola por la amabilidad y el cariño que me ha mostrado y por la inestimable ayuda que me ha brindado en la realización de estas ilustraciones.

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The Thrill is Gone

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We have to say goodbye to another incredible human being… BB King is gone.

He let us a lot of great quotes, may be because he cant stop talking while playing!, but I love this one “I believe all people are good. Some just do bad things”.

But for this illustration I spread lyrics of The Thrill is Gone over one of his iconic images.

A couple additional tryouts.

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Hey man… thank you for sharing your time with us!

Rome!

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My little tribute to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but at the same time one of the craziest. I did a little family trip last April and it was a great experience… unforgettable pizza at da Baffetto!

Illustration composed with my personal selection of words related to Rome.

Game of Thrones

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A tribute to a one of the most choral TV show ever, lot of characters with bad habit of die. For this illustration I took all characters names from five seasons, first ones are sorted by most appearances, and spread it over an image of incredible well designed throne.

Hey brother, hope you like it!

Alternative version.

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The Show Must Go On

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Yes I know five years ago I did a previous illustration about Freddie Mercury and Queen, but I want to remake it because I feel older one wasn’t good enough. Also because I want to point you to one of his songs, The Show Must Go On.

Freddie was really sick when they recorded the song. He was so ill that almost can’t walk. Even somebody ask him if he could sing the song, his answer: “I’ll f-cking do it, darling”… and of course he did.

The song was written by Brian May, but I think that it deeply represent a moment in life of someone who has the courage to sing about it’s own death. He died six weeks after the single was released.

Hey guy, the show still goes on, but it’s not the same without you.

The words are my old list of most used words in Queen lyrics.

Below cropped version of same image.

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