Dear friends and artists,
I've decided to create a Facebook Professional account to promote your awesome Tributes to Valentina to promote Fantagraphics Crepax collection.
Don't judge me wrong, I love you all a lot and I sincerely apreciate all your support with some of my ideas, but I need to split in my mind what's Professional and what's personal in order to gain more focus in the work that I do, be it curating exhibitions, book collections, interviews, presentation videos, prefaces to books or book presentations.
I'll organize the tributes by artist in alphabetical order and put each artist in bold to be easier for you to see your tributes and where they were exhibited along your quotes about the character Valentina and your Biography aswell.
Many thanks to all of you for all your work and hope that you continue to support some of my ideas.
Special thanks to Gary Groth, Caterina Crepax and my muse and source of inspiration, my kitty Ilvie that was stolen from my sight recently.
Gaston Ortiz - "Valentina stories are a vortex of vignettes and images, while your mind plays with the narrative to the rhythm of a sophisticated erotic drive"
Mexican graphic designer, graduate by De La Salle University and Master degree from the same area by the Iberoamerican University, has dabbled in painting, photography, comic, animation and film since 1993. He was a founding member of Group ES COMIC!, The first study of comics, cartoons and illustration in the state of Guanajuato. The company been participated in four feature films and a weekly series for national TV, won the prize for best comic book organized by the National Association of Journalists, a national award for best animation in the festival organized by CONACULTA and channel 22 and the Ariel, award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the category of "Best Animated Feature" with the film "The Legend of Nahuala". He has served as professor at the School of Visual Arts in Leon Guanajuato since 1998 and in 2000 won recognition as a best painter of his state, since 2007 is in charge of "Espacio de arte Lúdico" gallery for emerging artists and independent projects . He has made public art projects like the murals at the Technological lnstitute of Guanajuato and in the tunnels of the same town, he was a member of the Council of Culture of the city, currently serves as member of the Mexican culture seminar and like tutor of the beneficiaries of the program "Support to the creators" of the Institute of Culture of the state, of the categories "Young creators", in the area of visual arts.
Tony Sandoval -
Antonio Sandoval is an artist from Cd. Obregón in the North-West of Mexico. As a comics artist and illustrator, he has self-published 'Nocturno' (2 issues) and 'Blacky Libro'. He has contributed to magazines and anthologies like Tiniblas # 9, 'Lluvia' and 'Fausto'.