September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the US, which gives us a great opportunity to feature our favorite Hispanic comic creators. From capes to the very last man, these writers and artists have contributed years of talent and creativity to the industry and have definitely earned more credit than we can dish out in a single month. Be sure to check out part 2 and part 3 as well!
Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon
Twin Brazilian-born brothers are giants of the industry who have collaborated on several titles including Daytripper and BPRD. Bá remains always in our hearts as the stellar artist of the too brief run of Umbrella Academy with writer Gerard Way.
This half-Chilean artist is best known for her collaboration with writer Brian K. Vaughan on the iconic Y-The Last Man. It’s sort of like being best known for inventing the lightbulb. It is impossible to give Guerra enough credit for her brilliant work on a series that has introduced comic books to so many first-time readers.
We talk about 100 Bullets fairly often here at Sub-Cultured, and the art of Argentine Risso is probably more than half the reason. Risso has been in comics for decades and has drawn iconic characters for both Marvel and DC.
All of the artists on this list boast unique styles, but this Chilean artist’s work on the superb Locke and Key teases the line of disturbing, but settles firmly on genius. In 2015 he won an Eisner Award for Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland and was the first Chilean artist to do so.
This Mexican Marvel artist is currently all over the Marvel universe on covers of big titles like Thor, X-Men, and controversial A-Force.
Without question, this Cuban-American artist, and former Editor-in-Chief over at the tiny shop that is Marvel Comics, is an industry titan. It’s been some time since he was known primarily as a penciler but he’s stepped back into the creative sphere as the Chief Creative Office over at the home of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and The Avengers.
As an Eisner Award winning artist of Hawkeye and The Immortal Iron Fist, this Spanish artist pushed the superhero genre to new and exciting levels. We can’t wait to see what he will be working on next.
This Puerto Rican artist and writer does a ton of freelance work with publishers like IDW. She has published two graphic novels, Valkyrie Squadron and Misfortune High.
This Mexican artist has dabbled in producing creator-owned content, including Crimson, and founded the Cliffhanger imprint at Wildstorm. He has worked on both Spider-Man and X-men titles and his manga-influenced style found a too brief home on a post-Vaughan Runaways.
Celebrate you favorite Hispanic creators this month by singing their praises in the comments!