Country of origin: Spain Europe Comics Publisher: Dargaud (France)
Bartolomé Seguí was born in Palma, Mallorca in 1962. His career began in the mid-1980s, when magazines such as Madriz, El Vibora, Cairo, El Jueves, Nosotros somos los muertos and Esquitx regularly featured his work. His first album, A salto de mata (Complot, 1989) is a compilation of adventures of the charismatic Simón Feijoo, which brings together stories originally published in the journal Madrid. Simón Feijoo came back on the scene with Cohibas connection, scripted by Carles Santamaria, and ¿Coca o ensaimada?, a two-part series published by Ponent in 2001 and 2003. Bartolomé Seguí has also worked on Lola y Ernesto (1990, La Cúpula), Luigi are Luis (written by Sonia Delgado, 1991 Milán), and Mexican Dream (written by Ramón de España, 2004 collection). His various collaborations with Felipe H. Cava produced the remarkable Nous sommes les Maures (1998, Amok), Les Serpents aveugles (2008), Les racines du chaos (2015) and Les Mains obscures de l'oubli (2014), all three published by Dargaud. In addition to comics, he has illustrated many children's books. After Seguí met Dargaud editorial director Philippe Ostermann at the 2005 Barcelona Comics Festival, he was encouraged to submit some of his projects. Two years later, Seguí and Cava — two major authors on the Spanish comics scene — released the aforementioned Les Serpents aveugles with Dargaud. At the 2009 Barcelona Comics Festival, the album received the prize for best work and best script. Seguí was also awarded the Critics Award and the National Comics Award by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. The pair of Seguí and Cava then went on to produce the historical thriller The Roots of Chaos in 2011 (Dargaud; Europe Comics 2015).