Rodrigo Tavera Mendoza (b. 1968, Morelia, México), works as a painter and graphic artist since 1986. He participated in more than Sixty solo and group exhibitions while doing book illustrations, posters, and specializing in zoology, anatomy and botany. He has illustrated more than thirty scientific books and published his drawings in more than twenty specialized magazines in United States and Europe. His artworks are part of public and private collections in Mexico, Spain, United States, Canada, Cuba, Paraguay, Austria, France, Australia, England, Germany, Holland and Italy. He currently works in his own shop Astillero/Barcoojo in Seville, Spain where he lives since 1996.