If you pop into Orbital Comics in London, as I am sure you know I do once or twice every week, you may encounter Julia at the front counter.
A friendly face, a wise counsel for the curious, and a keen appreciator of the comic book form.
But what you might not know, and frankly I didn’t until recently, is this Julia is Julia Madrigal, recently seen drawing Giant Days #38 and #39 this year for John Allison from Boom Studios…
…and last month’s The Wicked + The Divine: Funnies, written by Romesh Ranganathan from Image Comics.
I found myself picking up that issue from Orbital and writing about that story without realising the person I’d just bought it from, had drawn it.
And that only scratches the surface of her work. A Spanish artist, she has only more recently moved to London and the majority of her work was published in the Spanish press. Her work often shows touches of Rob Guillory, but she is her own thing and can twist and turn her style to suit the book she’s working on. Her WicDiv work is different to her Giant Days work, again different to her Evil Dead, Ophelia and Spider Punk images below.
And she is already hard at work on new projects, working in the shop in the day and at her boards at night.
If this were a Comics Alliance article from way back, it would be titled Hire This Woman. But it isn’t so it’s not. But it should be.