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I’m Javier Olivares, born in Madrid (Spain) in 1964.
I’ve been working as comic book artist and professional illustrator since 1985.As a comic book artist, I’ve worked for magazines such as “Madriz”, “Medios Revueltos” (“Jumbled Media”), “La Maleta” (“The Suitcase”), “Idiota y diminuto” (“Tiny Idiot”), or “Nosotros somos los muertos” (“We Are The Dead”).
My works have also been compiled in monograph form such as “Estados Carenciales” (“State of Want”) and “La Caja Negra” (“The Black Box”), both of which were nominated for Best Album at the Salo Internacional del Comic de Barcelona.I’ve developed also a steady career as children’s stories illustrator, an occupation I feel particularly happy with.
My latest book in this field, “Los niÒos tontos” (“The Foolish Children”) was awarded as Valencian Best Book in 2001. I’ve worked also in illustrator capacities for many magazines, such as “El Pais” journal weekly supplement “El Pais de las Tentaciones”, the “Rolling Stone” spanish edition, or popular science magazine “QUO”.
I’ve worked as designer/director on four animated short pieces, two of them commissioned as screening introductions by the “Festival de Cine de Granada” (“Granada’s Film Festival”) with which I’ve been collaborating for the last two years.
Currently, I’m doing a comic book series for a children’s magazine, preparing a couple of book projects, an exhibition, and several children’s book for publication in Mexico and France.