Arístides Esteban (ARES) Hernández Guerrero, Cuban (1963 - )

Arístides Esteban Hernández Guerrero (ARES.)Ares was born in Havana, Cuba on September 2, 1963
His education included the study of medicine (Graduated in 1987) and psychiatry (Graduated in 1993)

His first cartoon was published in 1994
Ares has made oil paintings and animated films.
He currently works in Havana as a freelance artist and illustrator (mainly children’s books). His works have been published around the world. He has won more than 100 awards, 63 of them at international level.  He has published ten books and  illustrated forty books.

Ares has worked in TV and film with some of his works being used to make short animated films (Filminutos).

He has given lectures on the subject of cartoon and comic art in Cuba, Iran, Mexico, Colombia, Turkey, Canada and Finland.

He has served as a judge in a number of international cartoon contests in Mexico, Italy, Brazil, Cuba and Iran.

In 1994, Ares was nominated by Witty World Magazine (USA) to be included in the list of the best cartoonists of the world.

He was nominated in Cuba for the Quevedos Iberoamerican Cartoon Award and was included in the Memory Book project as one of the most relevant visual artists of Cuba in the 20th Century.

He is included in the survey of the Twenty Most Outstanding Cuban Cartoonists Of The 20th Century.

In 2002, Ares received the National Culture Medal from the Cuban Cultural Minister.

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