Swab talks with Flavita Banana

“I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab ” is a series of interviews with relevant people of the Barcelona creative environment, whose aim is to enhance the cultural network of the city.

Today we meet Flavita Banana, illustrator and cartoonist. In 2018 she received the Gat Perich prize for graphic humor and in 2019 she published her latest book, Archivos Cósmicos.

I am Flavita Banana. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?


Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?

Yes, the mess of the city center encourages me more than the silence of the suburbs.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?

Lady with carajillo and a book under her arm.

A place in the city that connects you with art?

Any winery.

A message to young creatives?

Allow yourself to have creative shortage periods. Forcing the machine never turned out well.