This week we welcome Rubén Gil López to the CBFC Artist Spotlight!
Q. Where are you from?
A. I have been living since I was nine in Denia, a little town in the Mediterranean coast in Spain.
Q. How long you’ve been drawing?
A. Since I can remember! I’ve been reading comics since I learned to read and I loved drawing all those characters.
Q. What materials do prefer to do your art with?
A. I started working in a traditional way, pencil, inks, and all that stuff, but since I’ve started to work more professionally I’ve been doing all my work in digital. Although I continue using a lot of analogical textures to give my work a more traditional look.
Q. Character you love to draw?
A. I always loved to draw monsters, so I had a great time doing all of those yokai when we did The Call of the suicide Forest.
Q. Character that you want to draw that you haven’t drawn yet?
A. A lot of them. I’ve just started in the world of comics, so if we talk about major publishers, all of them. Although, I have always been a fan of Daredevil, so for me, it would be to fulfill a childhood dream if I ever drew Daredevil. Although it is already working doing comics.
Q. What artist inspires you the most and why?
A. I would be unable to say a single name. I admire the work of people like Javier Rodriguez, Emma Rios, Javier Pulido, Jorge Fornes, David Rubin, Victor Santos, Carmen Carnero, Javier Olivares and many more because I love that way they use the unique possibilities of the comic language.
Q. What was your first published work?
A. My first professional job was The Call of Suicide Forest, for Amigo Comics, with a script by Desiree Bressend. It was a sequel to The Suicide Forest by El Torres and Gabriel Hernández Walta. I was a fan of that book, so it was very exciting when El Torres asked me to do it with Desiree. I will always be grateful to them for giving me that opportunity.
Q. Which artist would you love to do a collaboration piece with?
A. El Torres. I’ve always liked the way he builds stories and I love bringing horror comics.
Big thanks Rubén Gil López taking the time to answer a few of our questions! Be sure to give him a follow!
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