People Watching
with Joana Avillez

November 2nd, 2019

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Illustrator Joana Avillez calls me from Los Angeles, where nobody walks outside and the deli is far, far away. We talk about growing up around artists, deciding not to become one, what illustration is, and figuring out how to write about loss.

Show Notes

Joana Avillez

The Sardine Zine
SVA MFA Program in Visual Essay
South Street Seaport
New York


1.  Portrait by Atisha Paulson for SIXTY Hotels.

2-4. A Sardinha Zinha (The Sardine Zine), An illustrated collection of Portuguese proverbs, 24 Pages, 3 Color Riso, First Edition, 2019.

5-6. Drawings for The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

7-8. How to Spot at Artist at an Art Fair, Promo piece written and illustrated for Art Department Illustration Division.

9-12. D C-T! By Joana Avillez and Molly Young, Penguin Press, 2018