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Chino

Email: stmartin68@aol.com
Websites: From The Cellar, The Cellar's Gift Shop

Bio: My name is Martin Ramos, but I've always been known as Chino. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, the thirteenth of my mom's thirteen children.

As a child I enjoyed drawing characters I knew from Saturday morning cartoons, and I was always singing. I love to sing! I even sang in a boy band for several years.

By me teen years, I wasn't drawing anymore, but I never stopped loving animation. I've seen all the animated movies out there and I live for Family Guy and Avatar. I wasn't exposed to comics until I met my boyfriend Chuck in 2005. He loves comics and even has his own web-comic, From The Cellar.

He's always showing me comics. I started reading some and before I knew it, I was drawing again. Chuck saw my stuff and liked it. He gave me an episode of his comic to draw. That went well and I continue to draw episodes of From The Cellar with Chuck coloring my work. Colaborating with Chuck is great and I love illustrating. I'm taking classes at the School of Visual Arts and FIT. I'm enjoying myself and I'm happy I rediscovered my passion for drawing.

I also participate in several art shows in the area, including Dirty Little Drawings. My art was featured in "Art, Actually!" at Leslie/Lohman Gallery and is now a part of the permanent collection. I have art featured in the book, The Painted Boy; and I have work in Just Hall's upcoming Glamazonia Comic. I continue to illustrate From The Cellar for Chuck. We were interviewed by Prism together here.

At this writing, I am working on my 28th episode of the strip. I better get back to work...


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