Ana Miralles

Artist

Ana Miralles, born in Madrid in 1959, started her comic book and illustration career in 1982, when she had her first story published in the Spanish magazine Rambla. She later went on to be published in the magazines Madriz, Cairo, Marca Acme, Blue Press, Marie-Claire Spain, Vogue Spain and Je Bouquine. Her first album, El brillo de una Mirada, written by Emilio Ruiz, was published in black and white by Les Editions La General in 1990. It's the erotic story of a woman who describes a series of events during the filming of a TV advert in a hotel. This work was later put into color and republished in Spain by Editorial Casset, in France by Glénat (with the title Corps à Corps), and in Italy by Blue Press. In 1991, the first volume of the Eva Medusa trilogy, Toi et Venin, scripted by Antonio Segura, was released by Glénat. The other two titles, Toi, le désir and Toi, l'amour, came out in 1993 and 1994. This series was also published in Spain, Germany, Wales, and the USA. The story takes place in 1920s Brazil, mixing facts with magic, mythology, and psychoanalysis, in a tale that initially centers on the contrast of two worlds: the ancestral and the civilized, with magic and desire as catalytic elements. In collaboration with writer Emilio Ruiz, she completed a comic book adaptation of Juan Eslava Galan's novel, A la recherche de la licorne (Dargaud 2008; In Search of the Unicorn, Europe Comics 2018), a three-part work that received prizes in Spain, Portugal, and Italy. It recounts a 1471 expedition through the African continent in search of the legendary unicorn, with the aim of bringing back the horn to Enrique IV de Castille in order to save his waning virility. A sensitive and highly productive author, her portfolio comprises a multitude of illustrated books, post cards, book and magazine covers, exhibitions, collective compilations, adverts, and silkscreen prints. Miralles has also notably worked in collaboration with writer Jean Dufaux on the long-running Djinn series, published by Dargaud (Europe Comics in English).

Country of origin: Spain Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud Benelux (Belgium)