"In the center of each astro and star of the universe exists a material that possesses an incredible power. Once you control this power, you can use and manipulate the elements and the energy of this planet according to your own will. Discovered by scientists from another solar system, those materials have been named Universe Medals..."
About the project Garra - Zero Medal
"Garra - Zero Medal" is a comic book series project that try to bring a new science fiction universe with great action and super powers. Although being a kid's theme, there are several internal conflicts of the main character who lives a love at first sight and a strong and active female character in a story full of intricate details that interest adults as well.
In addition to the comic book series, there are plans to make games and animations too.
It was 1994. I was just 14 and excited playing a videogame called Bubsy. The mascots dominated the entertainment world at that time. Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Tiny Toons, Tom & Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, Mighty Mouse, Ducktales, Snoopy, Sonic, etc. I always dreamed of work with drawings, I have learned to read Monica's Gang comics even before entering school, and it was the moment I realized I also needed to create my main character. A mascot! Thus the character Garra was born and the project that would later named Zero Medal.
At that time we already had mouses, hedgehogs, rabbits, ducks, turtles and a lot of other animal characters. So I chose the tiger that was not so common (though we already have some). After thinking a lot about a name, Garra was born and its brothers Juba, Pintado and Sombra came some time later. Now the hardest thing was to create his storyline and I didn't like what I created at the time. That's why I left the project aside. In 1999 I reformulated the saga and made a new design for them. The story and the characters improved a lot but it was too serious.
I wanted to recover the original version's good mood and cut the lots of fights in a row to have more history. It was only later in 2002 that I decided to create Pandora, a 100% human character for whom Garra falls in love, and then she gained so much strength and personality so I had to reformulate the saga again with the best of the two previous versions and an active participation of Pandora where she becomes as protagonist as Garra.
The lack of time because of work and studies made me delay the project untill 2013 when the characters design came to a version that I finally liked and in 2014 I created this site where I can show all their adventures.
It's been a long time since 1994 until today. I managed to work with drawings for 5 years as an child's book illustrator and since 2008 I have been working with animation.
My career just brought me cool things, fantastic friends and I have a lot to thank. I worked on incredible projects like the Disney's The Princess and the Frog, Chico y Rita, Fishtronaut The Movie, 4 seasons of Earth to Luna... But there's still the Garra comic book series to do, a childhood dream which is very close to come true.