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Miguelanxo Prado

  • Miguelanxo Prado. Photo courtesy of Norma Editorial.

    Miguelanxo Prado. Photo courtesy of Norma Editorial.






Date of birth


" Illustrator and draughtsman. Miguelanxo Prado is one of the great names in European comics."

Miguelanxo Prado was born in 1956 in A Coruña. From a very early age he started to collaborate in magazines like 'Creepy', 'Comix Internacional' and 'Zona84'. In 1985 he published his first solo work, 'Fragmentos da Enciclopedia Délfica', followed only two years later by 'Stratos'. After working at the satirical magazine 'El Jueves', he published 'Streak of chalk', which earned him unanimous acclaim from his international readers. He has worked for Televisión Galega, the channel for which he created the character Xabarín, and the characters in the series 'Os vixilantes do Camiño'. In 1998, he drew the characters for the animation series 'Men in Black' for the American production company Dreamworks. In that same year, Prado became the director of the Comic Fair 'Viñetas desde o Atlántico'. In 2003, he published the collective work 'Noches eternas', in partnership with the screenwriter Neil Gaiman. In 2009, he became a member of the Galician Royal Academy of Fine Arts. In 2013 he received the National Comic Award for his work 'Ardalén'.


Best Book of the Year (1986)
Génie Award from the Paris Convention (1988)
Best work at the Barcelona Comic Fair (1989)
Alph Art, Salón de Angoulême (1994)
Best work at the Barcelona Comic Fair (1994)
National Comic Award (2013)

Essential works

  • Cover of the comic 'Ardalén', by Miguelanxo Prado. Norma Editorial.


    'Ardalén' is a fascinating graphic narrative dealing with remembrance and memory, and teeming with unforgettable characters. With this work Miguelanxo Prado reveals his technical mastery in the use of colour.

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Other highlighted works

  • Fragmentos da Enciclopedia Délfica
  • Stratos
  • Crónicas incongruentes
  • Quotidiania Delirante
  • Streak of chalk
  • Peter and the Wolf
  • Tangencias
  • La mansión de los Pampín
  • …O casi
  • Papeles dispersos
  • Noches eternas

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