As a big fan of Motionographer, I've often wondered about Carlos El Asmar. The name is cool as hell, for one. But there's also a mystery about him. What exactly does he do? He never posts anything, nor is he particularly well-known for a body of work or specific memorable piece. He's not even on Facebook.
Aloof? Evil? Unconcerned? What's the deal?
I wanted to turn up the volume on this silent partner, and see what lurks in the heart of the Mystery Man of Motionographer.
Spoiler: it turns out that he's fucking awesome. Magical, almost.
There are many reasons why Carlos and Justin are so successful as partners, but an important one is that they are both fundamentally quite nice without being saccharine or fake. They really like people, and believe in the abilities of people. This attitude radiates out to Joe Donaldson, Michelle Higa Fox and the other people I've met through writing for them. Good peeps.
I wish they had some kind of budget for illustrations, though!