Albert Monteys at SPX 2017
SPX (Small Press Expo) 2017, the premier event for indie comics, cartooning and graphic novels, presents Spanish graphic novelist and 2017 Eisner Award Finalist, Albert Monteys.
Albert Monteys is a Spanish graphic novelist and illustrator, known for his works in El Jueves, a weekly satirical magazine that he directed from 2006 until January 2011. He became well-known in the early 90s with the comic Mondo Lirondo, which he worked on with other illustrators.
In 1996 he presented his work Calavera Lunar at the Barcelona Comic Hall, obtaining the Best New Author award. He also created the series Carlitos Fax for the children’s magazine Mister K.
After his departure from El Jueves, in 2014, he founded a satirical monthly publication Orgullo y Satisfacción (Pride and Satisfaction) with other cartoonists. That same year Monteys began to publish a science fiction comic ¡Universo! (Universe!) in Panel Syndicate, winning a 2017 Eisner Award nomination for Best Digital Comic.
His comics combine humor and surrealism with diverse influences, such as underground comics, Spanish children comics from the Bruguera school, and classic superhero comics.
Related event: panel discussion at SPX 2017
Science Fiction and Marginalization
- On September 16, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. At Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, White Oak Room.
- With Alexis Ziritt, Alex Alice, Carla Speed McNeil and Albert Monteys.
Science fiction is a realm of exploration and for marginalized voices, a place to imagine and redefine futures where basic power structures are deconstructed and societies are decolonized. Moderator Sloane Leong will lead a discussion with cartoonists Albert Monteys (Universe!), Alexis Zirrit (Space Riders), Alex Alice (Le Troisième Testament) and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder) who work in this genre about how they continue to reinvent the world and their future.