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Javier Olivares

Javier Olivares (b. 1964, Madrid), illustrator and cartoonist, began publishing in the journal Madriz in the 1980s. He has had work in other journals, including El País Semanal; newspapers, including El Mundo; and has illustrated many books for children and adults. Among his best-known comic books are Cuentos de la Estrella Legumbre (Media Vaca, 2005), La Caja Negra (Glénat, 2001), Las Crónicas de Ono y Hop (Dibbuks, 2007), and El Extraño Caso del Doctor Jekyll y Mister Hyde (SM, 2009), the last with a script by Santiago García. He collaborated with Fernando Marías on the books El Silenco se Mueve (SM, 2010), and Prisoneros de Zenda (SM, 2012). He illustrated El Perro de los Baskerville (Nórdica, 2011); a new edition of Cuentos de Navidad by Charles Dickens (Mondadori, 2012); and Lady Susan (Nórdica, 2014). He has taught several workshops on illustration in Spain and in Latin America, and has participated in many expositions, both group and individual. He’s one of the professors with the title Máster de Álbum Ilustrado that organized “I Con I” for which he taught for several years in Madrid. Javier Olivares maintains a blog about his work at www.javierolivaresblog.blogspot.com. Follow him on Twitter: @olivaresilustra.