Media release — IDW publishing is extremely delighted to reveal that artist Gabriel Rodriguez, finest understood for his work on the Eisner award-winning series Locke & Key, has went into into an special contract with the publisher.
The Chilean-born Rodriguez very first gained interest when he introduced his comic-book profession with IDW publishing in 2003 on several CSI: criminal offense Scene investigation miniseries. He would go on to work on Land of the Dead, Clive Barker’s The fantastic as well as trick Show, as well as Beowulf, all written by IDW’s chief innovative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall.
“It’s been my, as well as IDW’s, unique enjoyment to have established such a fantastic working connection as well as friendship with Gabriel over the last decade,” stated Ryall. “Gabriel is extremely special, in that he is one of the top talents in all of comics, as well as is likewise one of the best, many diligent, creative, as well as inspiring people to ever work at IDW. He is an extremely essential part of IDW’s history therefore far, as well as it’s similarly important to us to continue that connection far into the future. If ever there was an artist as well as a person worth establishing an special contract that enables the area as well as flexibility to establish any type of number of personal projects, it’s Gabriel. I understand Gabriel’s skill has not been lost on others in this industry, as well as it’s a testament to his loyalty, together with his other numerous fantastic qualities, that makes this special such interesting news for IDW.”
In 2008, Rodriguez co-created with Joe hill the horror classic, Locke & Key. The Eisner Award-winning title ended its run this year, with the sixth hardcover collection, the #1 new York Times bestselling Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega. Along the way, the series racked up various awards as well as nominations, including a prestigious British fantasy Award, the Harvey Awards, as well as numerous others.
“I’m deeply honored to begin this new journey with my long term buddies as well as partners from IDW Publishing. I’m excited, thrilled as well as thankful,” stated Rodriguez, “This is not only a major step in my expert career—over time, Ted Adams, Chris Ryall as well as everybody from the IDW team have ended up being close buddies of mine, making me feel part of a family. It’s both outstanding as well as difficult to begin this new stage in our innovative collaborations, sharing a typical vision: enthusiasm for art as well as comics, deep like for storytelling, high requirements in personal as well as expert relationships. I hope to be able to provide my extremely finest in jobs to come, as well as the few things we’ve already discussed hinted a path of outstanding possibilities! It’s somehow overwhelming, it can’t get much better than this.”
Rodriguez was when extremely close to missing his comic-book calling as his creative roots were in architectural design, a truth that will make sense to any type of fan of the amazing detail in his comic work.
“We’ve had a great deal of fantastic creators do a great deal of work for us over the years, including a couple that dealt with staff, however this is IDW’s very first special contract with an artist,” stated CEO & publisher Ted Adams. “It’s completely suitable that it’s with Gabe. As a friend, as well as as a huge fan of his work, it’s deeply gratifying to have IDW be so carefully connected with him. As far as I’m concerned, as long as there is an IDW, I want Gabriel Rodriguez working with us.”
Rodriguez has continued his partnership with hill with offering illustrations for the bestselling book NOS4A2 as well as some covers for IDW’s buddy comic series, Wraith. He is well into his next IDW project, a pairing with the Eisner Award-winning scribe Eric Shanower on the hotly anticipated bit Nemo: return to Slumberland, which is set to hit shelves this August. An 8-page ashcan, providing fans the very first look at the series, is offered at WonderCon this weekend.
Rodriguez is approaching over 2,000 pages as well as covers for IDW, as well as the future is bright for this extremely skilled artist. IDW publishing is thrilled to continue this partnership as well as journey. Gabriel is IDW’s guest of honor this weekend at question con in Anaheim, as well as IDW will be celebrating with an special Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega Hardcover, as well as the introduce of the Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key: Artist’s edition Portfolio.
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