EDITOR OF SPANISH FEVER: STORIES FROM THE NEW SPANISH CARTOONISTS (FANTAGRAPHICS, 2016)
Santiago García was born in Madrid in 1968. He has written comics and about comics for more than twenty years. He was a founding member of U and Volumen, magazines specializing in comic reviews and news, for which he served as editor. He has written about comics for the cultural supplement of ABC and is the author of La novela gráfica (2010), which has been translated into Portuguese in Brazil, and into English for the University Press of Mississippi as On the Graphic Novel (2015). In 2011 he received the outreach prize at the Salón del Cómic de Barcelona. As a cartoonist, he has collaborated with artists like Pepo Pérez on El Vecino [The Neighbor] (2004–2009) and Javier Peinado on La tempestad [The Tempest] (2008). More recently he published the graphic novels Beowulf (2013) with David Rubín, Fútbol [Soccer] (2014) with Pablo Ríos, and Las meninas [The Maids of Honor] (2014) with Javier Olivares, which will be published by Fantagraphics in 2017. It won the National Prize in 2015. His newest graphic novels are Yuna, with Juaco Vizuete, and ¡García! (two volumes) with Luis Bustos. He edited the essay anthologies Supercómic: Mutaciones de la novela gráfica contemporánea [Supercomic: Mutations of the Contemporary Graphic Novel] (2013), and Cómics sensacionales [Sensational Comics].