Hello, I’m André!
An Illustrator with a love for drawing stories.

about_andrecaetano

Bio

I live and work in a small town called Vila de Pereira, near Coimbra, Portugal.
Drawing and telling stories were two things that I always loved growing up.
Looking to improve my skills I attended the Escola Universitária de Artes de Coimbra, for Communication Design.
Since September 2008, I’ve been freelancing full time, working in a variety of projects, from children’s and young adults books, textbooks, to magazines and newspapers illustration and packaging.
I’ve also illustrated a variety of comic books, from short stories about science, to graphic novels, and helped people understand the power of stem cells, with Uma Aventura Estaminal comic book.
In 2015 I was awarded with Excellence in Illustration for Comics, during Galardões BD at Comic Con Portugal, for the work I did for Volta: Um Segredo do Vale das Sombras.
Feel free to browse my portfolio. If you think I’m a good fit, contact me and let’s do great things!

Clients

Edições Polvo
Catavino
Light Grey Art Lab
Porto Editora
Edições Asa
Centro de Neurociência e Biologia
VRAZON
Baptista & Soares
Basquete Clube Porto Santo
Mimarte
Grupo CH
Livraria Dr.Kartoon
O Conventual
Grupo de Teatro O Celeiro
O Teatrão
GATAfunho
Calendário de Letras
Lápis de Memórias
Minerva Coimbra
Revista Göoo
Câmara Municipal de Montemor-o-Velho
Junta de Freguesia da Vila de Pereira
Instituto Pedro Nunes
SenseBloom

Distinctions and Awards:

Colorist of the Year Award by the Juri of the Prémios Profissioanis de BD (Professional Comics Awards), 2014 for the work done in Uma Aventura Estaminal
Nominated for Artist of the Year and Letterer of the Year, in the Prémios Profissioanis de BD (Professional Comics Awards), 2014
edition for the work done in Uma Aventura Estaminal
Sem Palavras one of the 100 selected books for the exhibition “Books for the Future”, in Portugal’s Stand of Bologna Children’s Book Fair, in 2012, when Portugal was the invited country.
Versos de Respirar selected for National Reading Plan, 2011.
Self portrait, Daily Deviation at Deviantart, April 2008
Unlocked, Excelence Award at Shadowness, September 2007

Published Work

Children’s Books

Vanessa Vai à Luta
Written by Luísa Costa Gomes, published by Porto Editora.

O Melro Envergonhado
Written by José António Franco, published by Lápis de Memórias.

Para ti, Mãe
Written by Lurdes Breda, published by GATAfunho.

Para ti, Pai
Written by Lurdes Breda, published by GATAfunho.

Sem Palavras
Written by Eugénio Roda, published by Porto Editora.

Versos de Respirar
Written by José António Franco, published by Calendário de Letras.

O Abade João
Written by Lurdes Breda, published by MinervaCoimbra.

Cães Letrados
Written by Cristóvão de Aguiar, published by Calendário de Letras.

Comics

VOLTA: O Segredo do Vale das Sombras
Written by André Oliveira, published by Edições POLVO.

Uma Aventura Estaminal
Written by João Ramalho-Santos, published by Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra.

Trabalhadores do Comércio
Written by Hugo Jesus, published by Tugaland.

Anthologies

Casulo
Written by André Oliveira, Kingpin Books

LightBearer
Written by André Oliveira,for the book Crumbs, published by Kingpin Books

Milagreiro
Written by André Oliveira, published in Café Espacial magazine Nº12

Zona Desenha
Short story.

Zona Monstra
Short story.

Zona Gráfica
Short story.

Textbooks

Novas Leituras 9
Written by and published by Edições ASA

Diálogos 8
Written by and published by Porto Editora.

Press

I’ve been lucky to have my work present in Radio, TV, Newspapers and online articles.
This is a selection, the full list will be up soon.

Interviews

GeekFreak, RUC
GeekFreak is a radio show from RUC, Rádio Universidade de Coimbra.
You can listen to it by clicking here, http://www.mixcloud.com/geekfreak/geekfreak-38-08jul/

Profissão Ilustrador
Interview for Preguiça Magazine, an online magine, made in Coimbra, Portugal.

Gente da minha terra
Interview for Jornal de Montemor, a local newspaper from Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.

Diário de Coimbra
Small interview for Diário de Coimbra, a local newspaper from the city of Coimbra, Portugal.

Passo a Palavra, RUC
Passo a Palavra is a radio show from RUC, Rádio Universidade de Coimbra.
You can listen to it by clicking or downloading it, here

Articles

30 dias, 30 artistas | André Caetano
Article by Bruno Campos about my work, in the series, 30 days, 30 artists.

Um escritor que perdeu as palavras
Article by Rita Pimenta, about the book Sem Palavras. It was published in Público, one of the most important newspapers in Portugal.

Autor
Article by João Ramalho Santos, for Jornal de Letras, Artes e Ideias, one of the most important cultural newspapers in Portugal.

Versos de Respirar
Article by Ana Margarida Ramos about the book Versos de Respirar for Casa da Leitura.

Television

Verão Total
Interview, together with Lurdes Breda, in Verão Total show

Portugal em directo
Interview for Rtp Portugal em Directo, starting at 18min 43 seconds.

Local Visão
Interview for LocalVisão TV during the presentation of the book Para ti, Pai.

Public Speaking and Workshops

Public Speaking

ESAP Guimarães, Mestrado de Ilustração
Conference about my work to to the students of Master in Illustration.

ESAP Guimarães, Licenciatura em Bd e Ilustração
Conference about my work to the students of Illustration and Comics degree.

Public Schools
Since 2009 i’ve been invited to schools, to talk about my books and illustration in many places in Portugal.

Workshops

Flag Coimbra
Six hours illustration workshop, on April 14.

ENED Coimbra
Three hours illustration workshop for the attendees of Design Student meeting.
Coimbra, Portugal

Encontro de Ilustração de São João da Madeira
Hour and half drawing workshops to young students of São João da Madeira.
2013, 2012 and 2011 editions

Exhibitions

I love to have my work exhibited.
This is a selection, the full list will be up soon.

Solo

2015
VOLTA: O Segredo do Vale das Sombras
Casa da Cultura de Beja
Beja, Portugal
Durante o Festival Internacional de Banda Desenhada de Beja, 29 de Maio até 14 de Junho

2014
André Caetano
El Pep Store and Gallery
Lisboa, Portugal
June 21 until July 4

2012
André Caetano
Casa da Cultura de Beja
Beja, Portugal
March 10 until April 28

Narrativas, Ilustrações de André Caetano
Casa de Artes e Cultura do Tejo
Vila Velha de Ródão, Portugal
October 2 until November 21

2009
O Abade João
Galeria Municipal de Montemor-o-Velho
Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal
September 8 until September 25

Collective

2014
Animystics
Light Grey Art Lab
Minneapolis, USA
April 25 until March 2

2013
UIVO 2
Fórum da Maia
Maia, Portugal
February 2 until March 2

2012
100 books for the future
Bologna Children’s Books Fair
Bologna, Italy
March 19 until March 22

Noc Noc
In a personal house.
Guimarães, Portugal
December 12 until February 21

Salão40 Atlier de Desenho
Ateneu de Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal
October 6 until November 21

Like what you see? Contact me and let’s do great things!