(Francesc Capdevila, Barcelona 1956)

Cartoonist and illustrator. His comics are regularly published in different European and American countries. He has written and drawn sixteen comic books for which he has received significant awards, including the Ignatz Award (U.S.A, 1999) and the Grand Prize of the Barcelona International Comics Convention (2000). He is the founder and co-director of the biannual avant-garde comic magazine NSLM (We Are The Dead).

His work as an illustrator includes posters, book and album covers, illustration for newspapers, magazines, and children’s books. Among his most outstanding works we can find the front covers for The New Yorker, the design of a Swatch watch (1997), the creation of the mascot for F.C. Barcelona’s centenary (1998), and the production of a short animated film for Microfilmes (Cinemanía Channel, 1999), a series that won a Laus Award in 2000.   

His work as a children’s book illustrator has earned him several awards, such as the National Illustration Award, granted by the Ministry of Culture in 1997, and the Junceda Award in 2004. In 2004, La Cúpula Editions published the book Espiasueños (Dream Spy), a volume that compiles a great portion of his work as an illustrator between 1973 and 2003.

Self-portrait of the author