Ana Galvañ turns comic illustration on its head, with her work requiring little to no written commentary. Describing her aesthetic as a bit cold, sometimes geometric, and shifting from pastel colors to vivid colors, Galvañ admits to being more inspired by modern art movements than comic artists.
Inspired by Bauhaus, Russian constructivism, and avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century, her art is in direct dialogue with the world around her. “I’m not sure if art changes my way of seeing the world, or the world changes my way of making art,” the Spanish illustrator reflected once, in an interview with Ballpitmag.
Whatever it is, it seems to be working for her, with her work featured in esteemed publications like The New Yorker and The New York Times. Galvañ has also published a compilation of five stories that vary between science fiction and fantasy, titled Pulse enter para continuar.
“What I like the most is creating the stories, that’s why I always start by creating a script,” she explains. “Normally I have in my head some graphic ideas that I begin to capture with drawings. I love this first phase, but what comes next is hard work, start building all the architecture, which is the most important thing, because that is where story and rhythms are defined.”
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