David Rubín was born in Orense in 1977. He is a comics and animation illustrator, who codirected the full-length animated film El espíritu del bosque [The Spirit of the Forest] (2008). He’s a founding member of the Polaqia Collective and has contributed to many journals and fanzines. His first graphic novel is El circo del desaliento [The Circus of Discouragement] (2005), after which followed La tetería del oso malayo [The Tea Room of the Sun Bear] (2006) and Cuaderno de tormentas [Notebook of Storms] (2008). He subsequently published the ambitious El Héroe [The Hero] (2011–2012), a graphic novel in two parts that retells the myth of Hercules from the perspective of superheroes, which was translated into English in 2015 and published by Dark Horse. Following that he adapted Beowulf with a script by Santiago García, also forthcoming in the United States. Currently, he’s working with scriptwriter Marcos Prior on the graphic novel Gran Hotel Abismo [Great Chasm Hotel], slated to be published at the end of 2015. His works have been published in Italy and France, but in the last few years he’s begun working directly in the United States, where he’s completed two volumes of The Rise of Aurora West with scripts by Paul Pope and J. T. Petty, and The Fiction (2015) written by Curt Pires.