Alex Fuentes aka Los Fokos is an illustrator and graphic designer from Los Angeles. Fuentes, self-taught, took inspiration from comic books, graffiti, art nouveau, science fiction, and the “metaphysical.” He carefully studied other artists, learning basics and applying them, to developed his own voice.
I was first introduced to Fuentes’s work through his story “One Little Miracle for a Hungry Swarm.” A short comic of his which was published in Flight Anthology Volume 3. That was way back in 2006. Since then Fuentes has been featured in copious publications and galleries. He has created artwork for many well-known global brands, including Nike, Levi’s, Microsoft, Sony, Disney and many more.
In 2012, Coldplay and Mark Osborne announced a comic series that would tie into the Coldplay album Mylo Xyloto. The comic series was published by Bongo Comics; a publisher more commonly associated with the property of Matt Groening. Fuentes created interior and cover artwork for the comic. Working alongside a great line-up, Adventure Time writer, Dylan Haggerty, Bone colourist, Steve Hamaker, and Blambot’s Nate Piekos.