José Quintanar at SPX 2019
SPX (Small Press Expo) 2019, the premier event for indie comics, cartooning and graphic novels, presents Spanish graphic novelist and illustrator José Quintanar.
José Quintanar is an artist working on narrative drawings, comics, and books. He has released several full-length graphic novels and artists’ books including Conociendo a Jari, Grundfunken, Fartlek and Culto Charles. His drawings have been published in The New York Times, Nieves, Vice, Esquire, kuš! Komikss, Fulgencio Pimentel, Editions Misma, Fosfatina and many more.
His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Paris, London, Rotterdam, Madrid, Porto, and Berlín. Quintanar is also a professor at Willem de Kooning Art Academy of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and a Ph.D. Student at Universidad Politecnica Madrid, where he researches narrative structures and artists’ books. Recently, his short stories have appeared in several issues of Now: The New Anthology, from Fantagraphics.
- On Sunday, September 15, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
- At Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, White Oak Room.
Sports comics have a long and distinguished tradition, both in America and abroad. They present a unique challenge for cartoonists: trying to find a way to depict dynamic movements in a static medium. Join José Quintinar (Gran Slam), AJ Dungo (In Waves), Rob Ullman (Old-Timey Hockey Tales), and Ellen Lindner (The Cranklet’s Chronicle) as they discuss how they bring tennis, surfing, hockey, and baseball (respectively) to life.
SPX Executive Director Warren Bernard will moderate and provide his own perspective on sports cartooning with examples of work by Willard Mullin, the pre-eminent sports cartoonist of the 20th Century.