Paulo Mosca

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Paulo Mosca is a dipterean illustrator, a very common and annoying bug, it is about six millimeters long, with a plum black body, elliptical head, popping compound eyes, transparent wings crossed with nerves, long legs equipped with nails and suckers and a proboscis (a trunk-type mouth) to suck all sorts of substances to feed.


What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I made churros (fried-dough snack, typical spanish) in a fish factory.


What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The Trimono´s projects (VH1, Bananas From Outer Space…), La Hora de Jose Mota II, etc…


How did you become interested in animation?
When I saw Liquid Tv when I was 15. Bill Plymton became my spiritual guide.


Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I´m from Galicia (North West of Spain), the land of rain and sea. And the coffe liquor.

What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
Work, work, work… and later, go home while I´m thinking about work.


What part of your job do you like best? Why?
Get the money. Why…?


What part of your job do you like least?Why?
When I´m not get involved in exciting projects. Because I need to feel that I´m on the correct path. I like so much the feeling of “wow, this piece could be really great!!”. Without this impulse, this work is only a job, like do churros in a fish factory.

What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
A pencil, a paper, a computer, and a wacom tablet.


What is the most difficult part for you about being in the business?
Keeping myself straight ahead. There are always a lot of different ways to do things, but you have to focus on in the best way. The decision about which is the best, is really hard to me.


In your travels, have you had any brushes with animation greatness?

Describe a tough situation you had in life.
Once, a blind woman hit me.  I only tried to help her crossing the street, I swear.


Any side projects or you’re working on or hobbies you’d like to share details of?
I´m working hard in how to retire myself as soon as possible. I want to live in Bahamas.


Any unusual talents or hobbies like tying a cherry stem with your tongue or metallurgy?
It´s beer a hobby…?

Is there any advice you can give for an aspiring animation student or artist trying to break into the business? Sure. Search, search and keep searching until find your own way. Then believe in you over everything in this life, and be exigent with your own work always.  Or do the same that do the 90% of  professionals, and just copy and paste the new “artistic” tendencies.

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