Francis.co (b. 1994) is an illustrator born and raised in Paço de Sousa, a small village in the municipality of Penafiel.
Since he was a child, he has been showing great interest in representation through drawing, being strongly influenced by the spaces that surrounded him. Until today nothing has changed, after completing his Master's in Drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in 2018, he began to dedicate himself full-time to illustration.
In addition to several solo and group exhibitions (“à mão” 2019, “Lugares” 2019), he was founder of Porta 98, and is co-founder of Garden Skate Co.
Francis.co also dedicates himself to the investigation of legends and myths, where he tries to give voice to the inhabitants of his city, making through illustration a bridge between different generations and where he seeks to rescue from oblivion a cultural heritage that he considers of extremely richness.