Juan Manuel Rocha Espinosa de los Monteros, better known as “Kin Kin” was born in Mexico City, Mexico, where he studied and began to develop his artistic abilities. Read more
One fine day thanks to his brother, journalist, Jorge Rocha, he is acquainted with Abel Quezada, well known cartoonist, and reputable “green man” whom he admires and follows his work at “Excelsior” a nation wide distribution newspaper.
Quezada encourages young Kin Kin to keep drawing and drawing, because like many others he suffers “Graphology”, an illness characterized by compulsively drawing on everything and anything you can draw on, napkins, table cloths, sheets of paper, notebooks, whatever.
Kin Kin decides to follow his teacher’s steps and become some day a cartoonist like him, and this way become part of the select group known as “The Green Men”. Abel used to say that artists and of course cartoonists, are like the bearded woman or the green man in circuses, we’re unique, singular and besides, thanks to our characteristics, gifts and skills, she’s bearded and he’s green. That’s why de hairy on her and the green in him, or in our case knowing how to paint or draw is what makes us standout.
KIN KINʼS WORK