Let’s finish (for now, might do another one over the weekend) with another great artist: Fernando de Felipe … Unfortunately retired from comics (like German García), he seems to be working in cinema now, which is a real pity. Books like ADN and Marketing & Utopía have a lot to do with a lot of people in my generation liking comics that pushed the boundaries. His (and his writing collaborators’) characters, more than often psychotically obsessed, and the claustrophobic stories were a breath of fresh air compared to what the market was offering in the 80’s and 90’s.
I am really glad Javier Pulido is back. For a moment (after the last issues of the Incredible Hulk series), it looked like he had disappeared forever, but it seems that he is back now and getting the recognition his amazing art deserves. Again, this will be a look at his early career in Spain as information about the rest of it can be found online pretty easily. It’s incredible to see all his talent was already there, in these, his first published (except for the sample) works … Enjoy!
Before Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido unleashed the extremely beautiful Blacksad on all of us, Juanjo also did some pin-ups and covers for Comics Forum. It´s funny to look back on this now and be amazed by the artistic evolution Mr Guarnido has gone through, but some of these undeniably have a lot of charm:
There’s not much I can tell you about Carlos Pacheco that hasn’t been said before, originally from Spain he jumped from Marvel UK to the US and has worked on almost all the big titles and even published creator owned stuff. So, keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at his beginnings doing covers and pin-ups for Comics Forum (the Spanish publisher of Marvel comics during the 80’s and 90’s).
Here’s an assortment of his covers for Clasicos Marvel (a series that reprinted classic Marvel arcs). I guess most of you will have no problems to identify which arcs they are for:
Powerman & Iron Fist
And some other covers and pin-ups from other series:
(Where, in order to try and keep posting during a particularly busy period, I resort back to art galleries)
This time, however, I decided to post some art from Spanish creators. Some of them internationally famous, others not so much but they probably deserve more attention.
We start with Albert Monteys, an amazing and really funny cartoonist. Even though he did a couple of pages for Vertigo in the past (The Dreaming #55 and The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams…But Were Afraid to Ask), he seems perfectly happy working on his own stuff back in Spain (where he works in the weekly comic magazine El Jueves while putting out some other stuff on the side).
Take a look around his Tumblr account, the same place where I found these delightful illustrations he published as a print set (Fin de Liga or End of League):
These are 5 of the 8 prints that you can purchase here. Highly recommended creator if you can get anything by him.