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José Villarrubia

28 ottobre 2008

Birth name José Antonio Villarrubia Jimenez Momediano
Born November 17, 1961 (age 46)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Area(s) Colorist, painter, photographer
Notable works The Mirror of Love
Voice of the Fire

Batman Year 100

Batman Year 100

José Villarrubia (born November 17, 1961) is a Spanish artist who has done considerable work in the American comic book industry, particularly as a colorist.

Villarrubia was born in Madrid. His fine art photography has been exhibited in the U.S., Latin America and Europe, in institutions such as theyngxm006001s_col Baltimore Museum of Art and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is a professor in the Illustration

Batman Year100 page 1

Batman Year100 page 1

Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has also taught at Towson University, the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Walters Art Museum. He has lectured extensively about art at Johns Hopkins University, the College Art Association, Dickinson College, the ICA in London, the Williem de Kooning Academy, the Naples Academy of Art, and the MacWorld UK Convention.


In comics, Villarrubia has done digitally manipulated

Conan 49, cover 2

Conan 49, cover 2

illustrations for Veils, Promethea and The Sentry. As a colorist he is frequent collaborator of Jae Lee (Hellshock, Fantastic Four 1234, Captain America), Bill SienkiewiczSentry/Hulk, X-Men Unlimited), J.H. Williams III

Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer

(Promethea, Desolation Jones), Paul Pope (Solo, Project Superior, Batman: Year 100), Scott Hampton (Batman: Gotham County Limits), Kaare AndrewsSpider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One, Wolverine, Spider-Man: Reign), Ryan Sook (‘Spider-Man Unlimited, X-Factor) and Richard Corben (CAGE, Ghost Rider, Conan the Barbarian).

Red Sonja by J. Buscema e J. Villarrubia

Red Sonja by J. Buscema e J. Villarrubia

He is currently coloring Conan the Cimmerian and Kull for Dark Horse Comics. He has won the Comicdom Award for best colorist for his work on X-Factor, has been nominated twice for the Eisner Award for best colorist and has been included in The Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition.

With writer Alan Moore, he has produced two illustrated books, both published by Top Shelf Productions: Voice of the Fire and The Mirror of Love. Mirror is a love poem and a detailed history of homosexuality, prominently featuring famous figures in art and literature. It originally began as a part of the AARGH! Anthology in 1988. AARGH! [Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia] was a comic book protest against Britain’s proposed cm-19-19anti-Gay Section 28. It was translated and published in French as Le Miroir de l’amour (November 2006) by Carabas Revolution and in Spanish as El Espejo del Amor by Ediciones Jaguar (June 2007). Villarrubia is openly gay.

Conan 0,  page 13

Conan 0, page 13

Conan 1, pg 09

Conan 1, pg 09


The DVD of the documentary feature film The Mindscape of Alan MooreAlan Moore.


  1. ^ Mathews, Ed; Jonathan Ellis (2005). “The Mirror of Love: Reflections with Jose Villarrubia“. PopImage. Retrieved on 200707-18.
  2. ^Interviews: José Villarrubia“. Retrieved on 200707-18.



Conan 0, pg 09


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Alan Moore’s – “The Mirror of Love”….The Play


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