Episode 59 – Jose Villarrubia – Comic Book Colorist, Photographer, Illustrator and Art Professor

Jose Villarrubia has colored some of the most prestigious comic books in the industry and is an art professor at the renown Maryland Institute College of Art. He has collaborated with famed writer Alan Moore on several book projects. Jose discuses the comic book industry, how they are produced, different styles around the world and the LGBT audience for comic books.

 

Jose Villarrubia with his book “The Mirror of Love” (Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound) at CAPE 4 in Dallas in May ’08

 

Mack Andreyko, Richard Neal & Jose Villarrubia at CAPE 4

 

Richard Neal, owner of Zeus Comics, being interviewed

 

Zeus Comics in Dallas, Texas won the 2006 Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award

 

Zeus Comics sells comics, action figures, and lots of other fun merchandise

 

Zeus Comics features comics from wall to wall

 

CAPE 4 put on by Richard Neal owner of Zeus Comics in May 2008

 

CAPE 4 featured over 80 of the most celebrated comic book artists and writers in the country

 

“Holy Cape 4” even Batman & Robin made an appearance!

 

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Websites and topics featured in this episode:
Zeus Comics
Maryland Institute College of Art
Comic Vine – Covers of Some of Jose’s Comic Books
Jose Villarrubia Shares the Cultural Side of Baltimore
“Visit Baltimore? Artist Jose Villarrubia Tells Us Why”
Prism Comics – LGBT Comic Book Creators, Stories, Characters & Readers
Alan Moore
Watchman
Marc Andreyko
“Maus: A Survivors Guide” by Art Spiegelman
Comic-Con (Huge San Diego Convention)
Scott McCloud (Be Sure to Check Out His “Reinventing Comics”)
Persepolis article from Wikipedia, revision from 24 March 2009

 

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