Gerardo Alba - The Art of the News: Comics Journalism

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Gerardo Alba is a cartoonist from Mexico City whose work ranges from journalism to slice of life and science fiction. Alba received his M.A. in sequential art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and was a college professor of art in Querétaro, Mexico. He is currently an editor at the Latin American division of Webtoon. His comics have been published by The Nib, PopCap Games, and BOOM! Studios. In 2015 he co-founded Little Red Bird Press and took on the role of Art Director. In that role Alba has participated in the creation and publishing of works like “Sex Bomb Strikes Again,” “Blocked: Stories from the World of Online Dating,” and “Back Piece.” In 2017 he won the Jóvenes Creadores (“Young Creators”) grant from The National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) in Mexico, and in 2018 he won a grant for an artist residency in Angoulême, France from the French Embassy and the Mexican government.

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