illustration ©2002 Rafael Avila



Rafael Avila was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1975. He graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, and has been an adjunct drawing and illustration instructor for nearly a decade. His work has been featured in a variety of exhibits and publications for Johns Hopkins University, IMPACT Press, Parallax AF NYC, Towson Arts Collective, ArtBuzz, Razorcake Magazine, The Source Weekly, and the Mystery Review. He cites comic books, movies, narrative song lyrics and German Expressionism as his influences. See samples of his work at

Rafael’s illustrations appeared in the first editions of Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft and Graphic Classics: Jack London.