Since about 2007, Alfredo Roagui has been drawing dudes, the big chest bearded kinda guy that he likes to draw, and one that other guys like to watch too, from the Pin-Up idea he began picturing an imagery of (mostly ginger) gay guys and their everyday life, his work has become an inspiration for LGBT people in his country (Mexico) and around the world. Influenced by Disney, Gay Culture, and Pin-ups, Alfredo´s aesthetics speaks about freedom, beauty, love, and self-acceptance.
Roagui is one of the most influential people in the Gay Community, as he has supported LGBT campaigns with his creations. His work has been exhibited in places like Paris and surely soon will become an obligatory reference for Mexican illustration.
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Sep 2016 / Unicorn Booty : Artist reimagines Disney Princesses into gay hunks!
Oct 2015 / Sin Etiquetas: Alfredo Roagui
Sep 2015 / The Huffington Post : Mickey Mouse Just Got One Hot, Gay Makeover
Aug 2015 / BuzzFeed : Meet The Mexican Artist Who Is Bringing A Little Disney Magic To Gay Love Stories
Mar 2013 / El Informador : Los Chicos de Calendario
Apr 2012 / CoolHunterMX.com : Ilustración Alfredo Roagui
Feb 2012 / Media press about Premio Maguey”s Artwork by Alfredo Roagui : Lenous Web
Jun 2011 / Manhunt Daily: DRAWN TO YOU: ALFREDO ROAGUI
Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, the land of tequila, Alfredo Roagui is passionate about drawing, as many of his generation he grew up under the magic of Disney animation, but for him this was more than just childish fun, it was a key role in the construction of his own personal illustrated universe, which aroused in him the desire to capture what he felt and lived, to develop his own drawing style, also influenced by the artwork of Tom of Finland, and the genius of artist Glen Hanson, among many others.
– Johnny Carmona
Motivational Speaker for aspiring artists
Always wanting to tell a story and his experience with graphic design and illustration, Roagui talks to the audience like if is a one-on-one conversation, “I’m a child of Social Media” he jokes about the exposure you can get on social platforms, his work has been featured in magazines and books in Mexico and The United States. By the end of each year and since 2009 he also publishes a calendar with his work. Since 2014, Alfredo has been invited to universities in San Luís Potosí, Guadalajara, Morelia, Tepic and Mexico City.
“When I was 17 years old, I did not know how to draw the male figure, it was one of the most complicated things for me to reproduce, and it was also because at that time I was in the closet, and look how the tables have turned, nowadays people know me for drawing shirtless dudes”