Ruben Ramires is a Houston-based Portuguese illustrator, and poet. He writes mainly poetry, prose and illustrates. His poetry and drawings are usually autobiographical, melancholic and nostalgic, but also talk about relationships and self-empowerment. A lot of his work is inspired by mental health and its challenges. He often employs rough lines and crude figures which are meant to capture raw emotions. His drawings incorporate different elements of verse, poetry, and humor.