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Ana Penyas, Ángel Muñoz, Juanjo Cuerda, Julio A. Serrano

Ana Penyas <em>Estamos todas bien</em>
Ana Penyas Estamos todas bien. © Ana Penyas.


On the occasion of the 8th Comic Sessions of Valencia, the exhibition Abuelas, inventoras y vampiras gets you closer to three Valencian authors and shows the reality of Valencian comic and its incredible possibilities. First, Ana Penyas (Valencia, 1987) presents the original documents of her award-wining piece Estamos todas bien. Then, Ángel Muñoz (Quart de Poblet, 1978), who is the drawer of Ricardo Vilbor and Abel Pajares’ Objetivo Hedy Lamarr will also exhibit a selection of his originals works. Finally, the drawer Juanjo Cuerda (Quart de Poblet, 1978) will show the creative process when he was working on the comic for children Cecilia Van Helsing. La dieta del vampiro, based on Julio Serrano’s scripts.


Ana Penyas (Valencia, 1987) studied fine arts in Valencia and illustration in Barcelona at the Espai Francesa Bonnemaison. She has collaborated in several publications such as "Arròs Negre” and "Píkara Magazine”. She has also illustrated "Guía de ultramarinos Turia” in collaboration with the publishers Mil Razones, Libros del K.O., the cultural website MipetitMadrid, elHype and the magazine Bostezo. She has also published the fanzine “Aixó no van ser tres meses de lluita van ser dos anys de aprenentatge” for the campaign Salvem la punta, aturem la Zal.
Her first graphic novel was “Estamos todas bien” (Salamandra Graphic, 2017) and was an homage to her two grandmothers, Maruja and Herminia, as well as the women of their generation. Because of this work, she was awarded the Fnac / Salamandra Graphic Award and the Award to the Best Revelation Author in the 36th edition of the Barcelona International Comic Fair 2018. She has also published “Mexique, el nombre del barco” (Libros del Zorro Rojo, 2017) and “En transición” (Barlin, 2017).
Ana Penyas’ exhibition collects the original pages of her graphic novel “Estamos todas bien” in which we can value the trace of her pencil .


Ángel Muñoz (Quart, Valencia, 1978) studied graphic design but did not end the degree. He combined comic and illustration works with a Valencian ligne claire style.   He published his first comic “La traición sabe a oro negro” in 2003 with Aleta Ediciones. His following novels were “Rapide!” published in 2010 with Edicions de Ponent and “Sólo los muertos no hablan” in 2015, which addressed the Tragic Week of Barcelona.
Ángel Muñoz has published his graphic novel "Objetivo Hedy Lamarr" with Grafito Editorial, whose original documents can be found on the exhibition. The original pages of the comic are exhibited. The development of the comic can be observed in a series of pencil sketches, then pencil and ink draws to observe the final result. He combines his work as a storyteller with the creation of graphic novels based on the 1950s, rock´n´roll and pin-ups.
© Ángel Muñoz



Juanjo Cuerda (Quart de Poblet, Valencia, 1978) is mainly known because of his work in El Jueves. He studied at Escuela de Artesanos de Valencia y Comunicación Audiovisual at Universidad CEU San Pablo de Madrid. He made animation courses in ECAM in 2002 and published his first works in Decora, which is a supplement of the magazine Zero with the series Luismi y Lola that was then published in El Jueves when he started to work for the magazine in 2011. He published “Cecilia Van Helsing. La dieta del vampiro” in 2017 with A. Serrano. The story was published with Mamut del sello Bang Ediciones and is a story for children about monsters and vampires.
© Juanjo Cuerda


Julio A. Serrano (Ciudad Real, 1983) signs as Don Julio and started his career in fanzines as “Caracol de hojalata” and publications such as “El estafador” and “Retranca”. In 2011, he started to collaborate with El Jueves with the sections Deshechos Históricos y Pornopedia. He published in 2012 “Cecilia Van Helsing. El caso del ladrón de meriendas” and wrote the script of the second part, “La dieta del vampiro”, with Juanjo Cuerda’s drawings. In 2019, he published the collection of stories “Mito, rito, gorgorito”, which had appeared in El Jueves in “Deshechos Históricos” in collaboration with the publisher Fandogamia.
In the exhibition, we will find the original pages of “Cecilia Van Helsing. La dieta del vampiro” and we will be able to observe the comic creation process until its final result.
© Julio A. Serrano


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