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  1. Pietari Posti

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    Pietari Posti is a Finnish illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain. He has worked with a wide range of clients in advertising, publishing and products. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, PRINT Magazine, and Playboy. His clients include Starbucks, Citibank, British Airways, American Express and many more.

    Born in Helsinki, Finland and inspired by comics such as Asterix and Tintin. Posti preferred to stay in and draw all day. He decided to study graphic design at Lahti Polytechnic. Throughout university, to earn extra money, he illustrated for magazines and newspapers. After graduating, for a short time, he worked as a graphic designer before moving to Barcelona. In Barcelona, he decided to concentrate on illustration. He set up Studio Posti, a design studio specialising in illustration and image making.

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  2. Manga Mondays ~ Marcel Pérez

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    For today’s Manga Monday, we look at the work of Spanish illustrator and designer, Marcel Pérez. He creates manga-influenced ink and watercolour paintings and has built up quite a fanbase for his Avatar, Pokémon and Disney fan art.

    Pérez recently attended one of Europe’s largest comics, illustration and games festival, the Lucca Comics & Games. On top of the many sketches he produced whilst there, he was also launching a new comic for No Lands Comics. Firewind is a complately new four-part tale continuing the Across the No Lands adventure. Issue 1 was written by Nax, coloured by Isabel Terol and illustrated by Pérez.

    You can find more of X work on DeviantArt, Tumblr and follow him on Twitter.

  3. Fashion Fridays ~ Ricardo Fumanal

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    Ricardo Fumanal was born in Huesca, Spain in 1984. After studying graphic and advertising design, he moved to Barcelona where worked as a graphic designer, collaborating with various studios on a range of projects. Whilst in Barcelona he also furthered his studies, this time in printing techniques and illustration.

    After cultivating both his “youthful spirit” and an array of visual language techniques, Fumanal moved to London. Working with clients such as Moncler, Lou Dalton, Revlon, Mango, Fred Perry, Richard Nicoll, and magazines such as TIME, Dazed & Confused, Vogue Japan, and The Daily Telegraph.

    Illustrating in the traditional manner of marker, pencil and ink on paper, Fumanal’s wide range of influences including fine art, fashion and photography is applied throughout his work. His understanding of layout and graphic design is also evident in his work. Fumanal’s beautiful and realistic portraits are distorted through the use of fading lines and purposely uncomfortable compositions. Layering and obscuring objects to give us just enough, but rarely allowing the audience to see the person in full. Quite a clever technique to make us wanting to see and know more.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.