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Rafael Avila was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1975. He graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, and has been an adjunct drawing and illustration instructor for nearly a decade.  His work has been featured in a variety of exhibits and publications, some of which include: NatGeo Channel, Johns Hopkins University, IMPACT Press Magazine, Parallax AF New York City, Towson Arts Collective, ArtBuzz: The Book, Graphic Classics, Razorcake Magazine, The Source Weekly, and the Mystery Review.  He cites comic books, movies, narrative song lyrics and German Expressionism as his influences.  

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