Twenty-four year old Alfonso Cervantes was a student at Universidad de las Americas Puebla, in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, Mexico and made an interactive book app dedicated to his baby nephew using Demibooks Composer in his Visual Information Design class. Cervantes said, “[Demibooks Composer was] the easiest, most straight forward app I’ve ever used in my life. No
one taught me how to use it, our teacher didn’t know the app because it wasn’t part of the course; using it was a proposal made by the students and even though we knew nothing about programming, we were creating impressive books within a week.”
about this, how time stops when you wish for it to pass by fast, the personal process of healing and how as the days go by, we overgrow the initially pain and use it as the foundation of our happiness. Expressed at first sight in a pleasant, goofy and playful way, we could think it is just a common story book, but by reading and interacting with it I’m sure it’ll become obvious that it goes much further than that. “I initially created this book as a way of helping myself in a time I was in need of advice, just to find out later that the ambiguity in the thoughts I shared could be useful for people no matter age or context. This book helped me heal and understand things inside me, and I hope it has a similar effect in every reader. “The book was born at a time I was going through a deep depression, I started to make illustrated stories as part of the healing process, helping myself with the tension and pain. Then in one of my classes we were asked to create a book, so I found the perfect way of merging my situation with illustration, and that’s when Tiempo Lento y Perezoso (Slow and Lazy Time) came to life, from the hatred of the phrase “time heals everything” and my theory that, even though the statement its true, time does tend to be lazy and unaware of what people need.” –Alfonso Cervantes Cervantes is currently a conceptual artist at Branta in Puebla, Mexico that encourages children to run after their dreams. He hopes to learn how to be a better storyteller by understanding the theory and history behind storybooks and plans to never stop learning, illustrating, and telling stories. Keep making, Alfonso!