Javier Olivares Javier Olivares (Madrid, 1964) is a cartoonist and illustrator. He is the author of several cartoon albums, among them “Estados Carenciales”,“La Caja Negra”, “Cuentos de La Estrella Legumbre”,“Las Crónicas de Ono y Hop” and “Astro, valiente explorador”. Along with screenwriter Santiago García, he has adapted to cartoon the classic novel “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” for the publisher SM, which also published his work in collaboration with Fernando Marías “El Silencio se Mueve” and “Prisioneros de Zenda”. He has illustrated Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan” for Nórdica, and Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” for Random House Mondadori. His illustrations have appeared on a number of children’s books, some of which he also wrote. He has worked for newspapers such as “El País” and “Público” and his work can also be seen now on “El Mundo”, the weekly “El País Semanal” and the magazine “Jot Down”. He has led illustration workshops in Spain and Latin America and is a tenured Professor of the Master of Illustration created by “I con I”. Recently, he published the graphic novel “Las Meninas”, written by Santiago García and published by “Astiberri”, which received the award for Best Spanish Author’s Work at the past “Salón del Cómic de Barcelona”. This work, which was recently published in France by “Futuropolis”, has just been awarded the National Comic Award 2015.
Published on Sep 9, 2016
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