Pedro Gomes
Day Off

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This graphic novel is a reflection on the insulation of the very rich in big cities and their paradoxical relationship with these places – living in the heart of vibrant metropolitan areas yet shielded from everything that makes these exciting places to live in. The story follows a wealthy man who grows intrigued by life outside his luxurious bubble.

How was the illustration used:
I submitted this 24-page graphic novel as the final project for my master’s degree. It converges the topics I studied throughout the course. After graduating, I self-published it in a numbered edition of 100. It is now in its second edition.

How did you make this work:
The text and illustrations were hand-drawn with pigment ink pens. They were subsequently scanned and coloured digitally. In my story the main character has a psychedelic experience, which marks a sudden change from a monochromatic palette to a multicoloured one. I achieved this by digitally superimposing abstract watercolour patterns on my drawings.

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Camberwell College of Arts
MA Illustration
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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Pedro Gomes is a Portuguese designer and illustrator based in London. After graduating from MA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, he completed an Art Fellowship with Guernica Magazine, where he contributed as an editorial illustrator. In his work, Pedro is interested in the depiction of mundane scenes through a humorous and grotesquely magnifying lens.