Kike Calvo: Author, Chief Creative Office and Project Leader
Kike Calvo (pronounced Key-keh) is an award-winning photographer, journalist, and author. A National Geographic Image Collection photographer, he has been on assignment in more than 90 countries, working on stories ranging from belugas in the Arctic to traditional Hmong costumes in Laos. Kike’s images have been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, among others. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic Blog.
Kike is a pioneer in using small unmanned aerial systems to produce aerial photography as art, and as a tool for research and conservation. He is also known for his iconic photographic project, World of Dances, on the intersection of dance, nature, and architecture. He has authored nine books, including So You Want to Create Maps using Drones; Drones for Conservation; Staten Island: A Visual Journey to the Lighthouse at the End of the World; and Habitats, with forewords by David Doubilet and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Kike has been part of scientific river expeditions in Colombia, Brazil, and Peru.
Over the years, Kike has joined numerous National Geographic Expeditions and Lindblad Expeditions –from Spain and Patagonia to Costa Rica and the Amazon. He also enjoys teaching photography workshops and has been a guest lecturer at leading institutions like the School of Visual Arts and Yale University.
Walter Carzon: Illustrator
Walter Carzon produces children illustrations, comics, character design, educational material and other art. Clients and credits include Warner Bros, Disney Worldwide Publishing and Scholastic Inc., among many others.
In 1992, Warner Bros Publishing granted Walter the exclusivity to draw “Pinky and The Brain” comics, published by DC Comics. In that same year, he illustrated different comic books for Marvel Comics and Disney Publishing, such as “The Little Mermaid”, “Duck Tales”, “Tales Spin,” and “Goofy Troop”.
For several years, Walter was part of Warner Bros’ designated team of correctors of “Tom and Jerry” and “Looney Tunes” licenses for the Italian editorial market.
In the year 2005, he was selected as one of the few Latin American artists to take part in the first seminar on “Disney Princesses,” organized by The Walt Disney Company in Paris, France. Walter is currently working with licensed characters for many worldwide publishing houses, and illustrating Looney Tunes comics for Warner Bros. and DC Comics.
Other team members:
. Color Art: Silvana Brys
. Design: Sergio Sandoval
. Maps: Eduardo Lago y Hernan Gallardo
. Chinese Translations: Zeting Chen
. English Translation: Clara Rowe (The Adventures of Pili in New York)
. Spanish proofreading: Lili Vera
. Spanish content editor: Mirta Suquet
. Content Editor: John Matthew Fox
. Food Blogger: Alexx J
. Editor: Vivienne Caballero