|Birth name||José Antonio Villarrubia Jimenez Momediano|
|Born||November 17, 1961
|Area(s)||Colorist, painter, photographer|
|Notable works||The Mirror of Love
Voice of the Fire
Villarrubia was born in Madrid. His fine art photography has been exhibited in the U.S., Latin America and Europe, in institutions such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is a professor in the Illustration
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
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
(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).
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 anti-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.
- Broken Frontier (part 1), August 2006
- Broken Frontier (part 2), August 2006
- The Modern Word, August 2004
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Alan Moore’s – “The Mirror of Love”….The Play