Comic artists & Illustrators

WOM@RTS

Nanu González

Nanu González

is a spanish author and illustrator. She is currently studying an Art degree in the School of Art. Her professional activity started in 2010 on the children’s illustrated book field. Her first works were developed with the publisher Trabe winning two literature awards in Asturian Language: “A pes-punte” and “Camín de lletres”. As author and illustrator, her book “Circo Alegría” was published in 2013 by the Jaguar publishing house. “La tortuga Todovabien” illustraded by her has been traslated to catalán and german languages. Through these years, she has worked in other fields such as graphic novel, graphic humor and art exhibitions in Mexico DF, Avilés and Oviedo.
https://bit.ly/2Dyx3Z1

 

Invited to the project by Factoría Cultural Avilés

Merieme Mesfioui

Merieme Mesfioui

is a Moroccan illustrator, graphic designer and comic author based in France.
Combining traditional moroccan patterns and elements from islamic art with graphic design and an erotic touch, her work creates unique visuals. She is seeking more freedom for women in the Arab world, her strong erotic art expressing female empowerment and legbtqia+ community’s right as an ally. After obtaining a BA in graphic design and retail design at ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres in Paris, Merieme spent one year studying illustration and comics at Lycée d’Arts Appliqués Auguste Renoir before getting a Master Degree specialized in comics at EESI- Angoulême Fine Arts School. She has been working independently since 2015. She is also the co-founder of SPIN OFF, an underground comics and fanzines festival based in Angoulême, France.
https://bit.ly/2ORiYHs

 

Invited to the project by Grand Angouleme

Raquel Lagartos

Raquel Lagartos

is a spanish comic author and illustrator. She has a degree in Mathematics and has attended the School of Art of Oviedo. After finishing her studies as an illustrator in 2014, she has published two graphic novels with Julio César Iglesias (scriptwriter): “Mary Shelley: La muerte del monstruo” (Diábolo Ediciones, 2016, spanish edition; Edizioni Piemme, 2018, italian edition) and “Lahierba del estío” (Diábolo Ediciones, 2018). Raquel has also collaborated with publications and institutions and taken part in individual and collective exhibitions. She enjoys painting with watercolor and traditional media, and her work has a focus on character’s emotions and atmospheres.Raquel has been nominated as better national comic artist for 2018’s Comic Critic Awards and is currently working on her third graphic novel.
https://bit.ly/2If5mmF

 

Invited to the project by Factoría Cultural Avilés

Xulia Vicente

Xulia Vicente

(1993, A Coruña, Spain) studies Fine Arts in Valencia. During that time, she participates in several fanzines such as Arrós Negre, Nimio or Sacoponcho. Since the end of her studies, she’s published some comic books, such as Anna Dédalus, Duerme Pueblo or Ari, Cazador de Dragones, as well as working as a freelance illustrator.
https://bit.ly/2ElnzjT

 

Invited to the project by Compostela Cultura

Scotty Hervouet

Scotty Hervouet

(1994, Angoulême) works under the artist name stc019 as an activist trans comic artist, illustrator and writer. He uses self-publishing as a way of promoting his political views as much as making his work the most accessible possible to his audience.
He obtained a Master Degree in Comics Studies in 2016, and has since published more than 15 individuals stories, intervened in feminist conferences and worked for multiple queer and trans-feminist anthologies.
He is currently working on a webcomic for the online publisher Webtoon, named HOPE KILLERZ, a story about a team of trans super-hero.ines solving the crime of their two leaders’ deaths.
https://bit.ly/2Dw9a4h

 

Invited to the project by Grand Angouleme

Korina Hunjak

Korina Hunjak

(1993, Rijeka) attended the School of Applied Arts Rijeka and the Academy of Applied Arts and gained a master’s degree in applied graphics. She illustrated several picture books, collaborated on video game and board game projects and has had work experience in the field of graphic design and illustration. She is currently employed as an assistant on the Academy of Applied arts in the fields of applied graphics, comics and illustration, and working on a new picture book and a personal comic book project.
https://bit.ly/2xMctzh

 

Invited to the project by Akademija primijenjenih umjetnosti Sveučilišta u Rijeci 

Samira Kentrić

Samira Kentrić

(1976) enjoys creating surreal situations to highlight what she believes is the most real. Her main interest lies in the area where public, political expressions meet with the intimate, often erotic aspects of people’s every-day. Her expressions of uneasy topics present her also with a chance to confront her own fears and find liberation from them. She graduated Visual CommunicationDesign, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana. She is contributing illustrations to leading Slovenian newspapers, creating book covers for books of a philosophical scientific series and others, while also designing humanistic and socially engaged publications. She has published two graphic novels Balkanalije (autobiography) in 2015 (for which she received Motovun International Book Award 2015 in category ‘SPECIAL AWARD – Society & History) and Pismo Adni (a visual and literary commentary about the refugee situation) in 2016. She is also engaged in performances and installations.
https://bit.ly/2NL5ssw

 

Invited to the project by UGM l Umetnostna galerija Maribor

Akvile Magicdust

Akvile Magicdust

(Akvilė Misevičiūtė) (b. 1987) graduated printmaking and illustration BA in the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Lithuania in 2010; she received her MA degree in Fine Arts, Bruxelles Sint-Lukas in 2014.
Akvile Magicdust is award winning artist and illustrator. She has already held solo exhibitions of her work in her native Lithuania and Bruxelles, Barcelona and Los Angeles, and has participated in many group shows in various countries around the world. Her comics were featured in VICE.com, Kuš!, “Smoke signal” and numerous other independent magazines and self produced comics. Akvile’s work incorporates a witty interplay of urban artefacts, etnographic symbols and exotic emblems of remote civilisations, she explores relationships between humans and nature and between women and society.
https://bit.ly/2N45Ixd

 

Invited to the project by Vilniaus rotušė

Maura McHugh

Maura McHugh

lives in the Irish countryside, in a house watched over by rooks, and visited by hares. She has a MA in Irish Gothic, and a MA in Screenwriting. Her short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in publications in America and Europe. She’s published two collections – Twisted Fairy Tales and Twisted Myths – in the USA. She’s written several comic book series for companies like Dark Horse and IDW, and most recently Judge Anderson for 2000 AD, and is also a screenwriter, playwright, a critic, and has served on the juries of international literary, comic book, and film awards. She’s written a monograph on David Lynch’s iconic film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, published by Electric Dreamhouse Press/PS Publishing, which was nominated for a British Fantasy Award for Best Non Fiction.
https://bit.ly/2NF72vH

 

Invited to the project by LIT Limerick School of Art & Design

Fionnuala Doran

Fionnuala Doran

is an Irish artist, living and working between Scotland and England. She graduated with an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art in 2015 and is Course Leader of Teesside University‘s BA in Comics and Graphic Novels. Winner of the 2014 Comics Unmasked competition at the British Library, she has worked between fine art and comics, acting as a director of Catalyst Arts, Belfast’s foremost artist-led gallery, and as co-editor of Modern Times, Britain’s first magazine of graphic journalism since the 19th Century. She has participated in residencies with the Banff Centre, Canada, the European Exchange Academy, Turkey and the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Florida. She came down with a bad case of comic-fever in 1990 and has never recovered.
Her first graphic novel, The Trial of Roger Casement, chronicling the contested life of Irish rebel, revolutionary and gay icon, Sir Roger Casement, was released in September 2016 by Self Made Hero. Her biographies of Jessica Mitford and Bernadette Devlin can be found in 2018’s We Shall Fight Until We Win: Celebrating a Century of Pioneering Political Women, published by BHP Comics and 404Ink.
https://bit.ly/2xUX3aS

 

Invited to the project by LIT Limerick School of Art & Design