Power Paola is a Colombian cartoonist and illustrator living in Buenos Aires who I got to know back in days when people were still posting their comics and drawings on Flickr. So when I finally got to meet her in person at the Entreviñetas festival last year, it felt like seeing an old friend after a long time apart. At the time, she was just finishing up the French translation for her graphic novel, Virus Tropical, which is excellent and you should seek it out if you can read Spanish or French. It looks like its being made into an animated feature too (see trailer here).
Paola does drawn interviews with cartoonists and we sat down at one of her favorite drawing spots, cafe Varela Varelita, to have a chat about what I was up to. I’m pretty sure I wrote too much, but she was very nice about it.