Tagged: spain
  1. 5

    Jun 2014

    José Luis Ágreda

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    I am absolutely in love with the work of José Luis Ágreda. Born in Seville, Spain He is an illustrator and cartoonist working in editorial, advertising and publishing. He has worked on a children book series called Carla, which has 14 titles to date. Mr. Ágreda also received the Best Spanish Comic award at the Barcelona and Madrid comic shows for his graphic novel Cosecha Rosa, and is currently working on it’s follow up.

    Mr. Ágreda’s style varies, his children book art is very distinct to his editorial pieces. His colours can range from using just tones of a single colour all the way to full colour. A consistent element throughout his work are his fluid stylised shapes. This simplified and abstracted style allows his work floats between child-friendly and mature themes effortlessly.

    You can find more of José Luis Ágreda work his website, Flickr, and tumblr. Mr. Ágreda is featured in the recent edition of Nobrow magazine, Nobrow 9: It’s Oh So Quiet.

  2. 26

    May 2014

    Man Arenas

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    Jacinto Manuel Arenas is Belgium born, but a citizen of Spain. He is a motion picture production designer, art director and a comic book creator. Mr. Arenas is a visual development artist for Walt Disney Animation Studio and has worked as production designer on the animated films Help! I’m a Fish (2000), Space Chimps (2008), The Gruffalo (2009).

    I was introduced to his work via his book Yaxin le faune Gabriel. Co-authored with Dimitri Vey, Yaxin is part comic and part poetry. His artwork, poetic in it’s execution, suites the fantasy fable perfectly.

    His personal tumblr is filled with sketches, and pictures of his process. I particularly love seeing his water-colour thumbnails.

  3. 14

    Mar 2014

    Emma Ríos

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    Spanish born illustrator, Emma Ríos, was a practising architect before she made the transition into comics. Starting off, as many do these day, by self-publishing a miniseries called A Prueba de Balas [Bulletproof]. Ríos’ self-published work and her contributions to fanzines caught the attention of Warren Ellis, who posted her work on his website, which in turn grabbed the attention of Matt Gagnon, offering Ríos a full miniseries at Boom! Studios.

    That miniseres was Hexed, which was released in 2009. Now, with multiple titles under her belt, including a few for Marvel Comics (Dr. Strange: Season One, Osborn, Runaways), Ríos is working on an original ongoing series called Pretty Deadly. Published by Image Comics, the series is notable for multiple reasons, not least its all-female creative team.

    You can see lots of Emma Ríos’ work on her flickr.

  4. 19

    Nov 2013

    Irma Gruenholz

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    Born in Madrid, Spain, Irma Gruenholz creates marvellous hand-made clay models. Pastel-toned, with a hint of surrealism, her crafted illustrations have been used for books, magazines, advertisements, prototypes and props. Her pieces are made quite large and are a combination of materials including modelling clay, paper, metal, wood and a assortment of found objects.

    You can get an excellent behind-the-scenes view of the process on Gruenholz’s blog, and see more work on her website.

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