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Dario Maximiliano Moreno (Argentina)

How the idea for your silent story was born?

Every now and then I found myself creating stories, one of a character in a painting that comes to life was dancing in my imagination for long as I can remember, maybe influenced by Borges or Lovecraft.  

What's the story about?

A young boy, whose all existence is endured between the four corners of an old painting, decides to leave the comfort of his known world to explore the endless possibilities that the museum in which the painting is hanging offers to him, and -why not- perhaps a little further.

Why have you decided to enter the contest?

Each art contest is a chance to do your very best, to have experienced international artists watching your work and giving you feedbacks, it is a priceless and a unique chance to grow as an artist.

Your story is dedicate to...

All the dreaming children.


Dario was born in a mountain town in Argentinian Patagonia. Since childhood he enjoyed drawing and copying the illustrations of every book. In his teens, he attended the art school where he discovered comic books that’d make him love the idea of becoming a professional artist. He has participated in a few local and international contests with the conviction
that after every contest his art grows and becomes better.