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Carlos Giménez Giménez

  • Carlos Giménez Giménez © Domenec Umbert / EL MUNDO

    Carlos Giménez Giménez © Domenec Umbert / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Mar 16, 1941

"Illustrator and comic strip artist. One of the key figures in the history of Spanish comics and one of the great players in the revitalisation of the genre in Spain."

He was born in Madrid in 1941. The comic strip series 'Paracuellos' is perhaps the most faithful description of his childhood: a story of the life of hardship in the post-war period of children taken in by the welfare services. Back in his home, he began working in a restoration workshop, and in 1959, as assistant to Manuel López Blanco. This was the beginning of his career as an artist and cartoonist. Between 1963 and 1967 he drew the popular series 'Gringo' for the agency Selecciones Ilustradas. Soon he moved to Barcelona, where he collaborated with leading illustrators and comic strip writers, becoming part of the Floresta Group. These were years of resurgence for the Spanish adult comic, during which Giménez emerged as an essential figure.


Betty Boop de Hieres Award for Best Script (1980).
Emilio Freixas Award (1980)
Noche del Cómic Award for Best Foreign Comic Strip (Brussels) (1981)
Alfred Award for Best Comic Strip of the Year at the Festival of Angoulême (1981)
Award for Best Work at the International Comic Exhibition of Barcelona (1986, 2000)
Critics' Award for Best Spanish Work (2001)
Award for Best Spanish Comic in the European Comic Forum (2002)
Yellow Kid Award at the International Festival of Rome (2002)
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2003)
Grand Prize from the Barcelona Comic Fair (2005)
Heritage Prize from the Angoulême Festival (2010)

Highlighted works

  • Gringo
  • Paracuellos
  • Dani Futuro
  • España Una, Grande, Libre
  • El Miserere
  • El mensajero
  • Los profesionales
  • Barrio
  • 36-39 Malos tiempos

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