Albert Monteys is a Spanish graphic novelist and illustrator, known for his works in El Jueves, a weekly satirical magazine that he directed from 2006 until January 2011. He became well-known in the early 90s with the comic Mondo Lirondo, which he worked on with other illustrators. In 1996 he presented his work Calavera Lunar at the Barcelona Comic Hall, obtaining the Best New Author award. He also created the series Carlitos Fax for the children’s magazine Mister K. After his departure from El Jueves, in 2014, he founded a satirical monthly publication Orgullo y Satisfaccion (Pride and Satisfaction) with other cartoonists. That same year Monteys began to publish a science fiction comic ¡Universo! (Universe!) in Panel Syndicate, winning a 2017 Eisner Award nomination for Best Digital Comic. His comics combine humor and surrealism with diverse influences, such as underground comics, Spanish children comics from the Bruguera school, and classic superhero comics. Albert’s appearance at SPX is supported by a grant from Spain Arts & Culture.