Cartoonist, animator, cinematographer
Lillo was born in 1930 in Bogota (Colombia). He graduated from the Faculty of International Law and Journalism of Havana University. Lillo began with drawings for animated films and TV ads. After the victory of the Cuban Revolution, he organized a department of animated films at the Cuban Institute of Radio Broadcasting, made several short feature films and popular science films. Later, Lillo begins to collaborate in the satirical press. Since 1961, he became an artist of the magazine Palante.
Lillo has a surprisingly rich imagination. In the youth magazine “Mella” he created a whole gallery of characters, among which stand out the miser Chicho Duranyon and pioneer Matokho – a favorite character in the stories in the pictures for children. Lillo successfully works in the most diverse areas of satire – political, sports, children’s.
In 1978 he was awarded the first prize of the National Salon of Humor “Horacio Rodriguez Suria”, as well as the prize for the best series of drawings. Lillo is deputy chairman of the humorous department of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba and one of the artists of the children’s magazine “Sunsong”.
Modern Cuban cartoonists. “Soviet Artist”, Moscow, 1982.