Featured Artist: Alfonso Espinos

Canadian Creative Director, Chief Editor and illustrator, at a young age he developed strong interest in the sequential art better known as comic books (also known as Historietas), this hobby support his imagination, creativity, and opportunities so in 1996 and at a young age Alfonso begins printing his graphic work in local newspapers and magazines, this same year become part of the creative team of Lulu Comics, this small publisher give him the chance to present his own creations such as "Vardoger" "Super John" and " The Night Spike"

In the following years, he presented his artwork in various comic book events and participate as a freelance artist for magazines such as "La
Pinga" , "Crónica Policíaca", "Info-lleto" and "Vida Latina".

Alfonso also became a founder of a Small Press's known as A.C. Comics and Fanzine Comics, but it wasn't until 2001 when he established Studiocomix Press where he has become the project's chief editor and manager. Since then he keeps publishing The Night Spike an ongoing series featuring two superheroes with really bad luck.  Alfonso has provided lectures regarding the comic book story and develops for various universities like UCI,
UAM and CNEPT  as well rotary clubs, in the last few years where he has participated as an exhibitor in events like ComiCon and Fan Expo Canada. In recent years Alfonso organized the Cambridge Comic Arts Festival in conjunction with the Cambridge Libraries and Galleries. 

As part of his personal achievements in 2008 he has won the "
Cobachaward" for Character of the year and in 2009 was nominated for the "Joe Shuster Awards"in the category of Independent Canadian Comic. In 2010 Alfonso was invited to participate in the creation of the Stan Lee Foundation Logo.

Currently, Alfonso lives in Kitchener-Waterloo where he manages Studiocomix Press.

 

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