This winter Image is debuting a compilation of Spanish artist Guillem March’s best work. Although his name may not be familiar to mainstream fans, you’ve probably seen his work before. He’s currently drawing DC‘s ongoing Catwoman series and he also co-created Gotham City Sirens.
His new book, titled Cover Girls, will showcase over 100 images never before published in America. If this teaser image is any indication, then I’m definitely putting March’s book on my pull list.
For more about March, here’s the official release:
Guillem March, the artist from Palma de Mallorca, started his career doing contributions for several Spanish manga magazines and eventually won the award for Best Spanish Manga in 1998 at the Ficomic Barcelona Manga Con. He then began a monthly humor page for the best selling Spanish Dolmen Magazine that satirized American superhero comics, which led to him doing cover art for the magazine in a more mainstream American style.
In 2001, Guillem started a 8-year collaboration with Diario de Mallorca, the most important regional daily newspaper of the Balearic Islands. It consisted of a weekly page from serialized stories. Eventually these pages were compiled in the slice of life comic book albums titled Sofia, Ana, Victoria, and Laura, as well as a thriller called Gray Days. All these have been also published for the Spanish and French market in multiple editions, but have never before been available in the United States. His comics featuring female lead characters caught the attention of Playboy Spain and Eros Comix magazines, who published several of his one-page comics and some cover art. In 2007, he co-created with two colleagues the prozine Tangaroa, a bi-monthly comics magazine that only lasted 2 issues, while he was working for the Belgian publisher Dupuis in collective book called Vampyres.
In 2008, he entered the American mainstream market with DC comics, signing on as an exclusive artist a year later. At DC, he’s worked on Batman, Detective Comics, Azrael, Birds of Prey, and cover art for many other titles, though he’s best know for his stint in Gotham City Sirens with writer Paul Dini and the brand new ongoing Catwoman series with writer Judd Winick. For more information about the illustrator and his work, visit http://guillemmarch.blogspot.com.
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