Afonso Cruz born in 1971, in Figueira da Foz.
He is a writer, illustrator, film director and musician. He attended the António Arroios artistic school, the Fine Arts of Lisbon, the Higher Institute of Plastic Arts of Madeira and visited more than 50 countries.
He illustrated several books for children and worked with writers such as Alice Vieira, António Torrado and José Jorge Letria. In 2014, he received the Authors Award from the Portuguese Society of Authors.
Afonso is the author of Capital, Portuguese Illustration Prize, published in 2014, from the collection Images That Count.