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José Villarrubia

Email: JoseVillar@aol.com
Website: www.myspace.com/josevillarrubia

Bio: Born in Madrid, Spain, a long time Baltimore resident, José Villarrubia is a painter/photographer/digital artist. His fine art photographs have been exhibited internationally and have been featured in the books The Homoerotic Photograph, Lust: The Body Politic, The Male Nude, Uniforms: FotoFactory Anthology III, and Male Bonding: Volume Two.

In comics he is best know for his painted/digital coloring in series such as Hellshock, The Sentry, Fantastic Four: 1 2 3 4, Captain America: Red, White & Blue, Cage, Xen, The Brotherhood, Chamber, Superman: Metropolis, Spider-Man-Doctor Octopus: Year One, and a myriad of covers including a run with Phil Jimenez in Wonder Woman.

His digital artwork was first seen in the Eisner-nominated Vertigo graphic novel Veils in collaboration with Stephen John Phillips. His complete digital artwork made a splash in Promethea #7, written by Alan Moore. He has also illustrated two books by Moore: a novel, Voice Of The Fire and an epic poem in prose, The Mirror of Love, both published by Top Shelf.

In 2002 his work was selected for the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition and he was nominated for an Eisner Award as Best Colorist.

In 2005 he worked in the Batman Begins: The Movie adaptation with Killian Plunkett and the menu of the Batman Begins DVD Special Edition, Wolverine #32 with Kaare Andrews and Batman: Gotham County Line with Scott Hampton.

In 2006 he has worked with Paul Pope in Batman: Year 100 (edited by Bob Schreck), J. H. Williams and Danjiel Zezelj in Desolation Jones, Ryan Sook in X-Factor, Jesus Sainz in Manhunter (written by Marc Andreyko and edited by Joan Hilty), Chris Sprouse in Tom Strong #36, Melinda Gebbie in ABC, A to Z, Kyle Hotz in Punisher: Silent #1, Michael Gaydos in Young Avengers Special (written by Allan Heinberg), and Olivier Coipel in New Avengers Annual.

Recent coloring projects include Desolation Jones (by Warren Ellis and Danijel Zezelj), Rush City, Giant Size Wolverine, New Avengers# 23 (by Brian Bendis and Olivier Coipel), Spider-Man Meets Stan Lee, Crossing Midnight, Army@Love, City of Others (by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson), Spiderman: Reign and Spider-Man/Human Torch (by Paul Pope). He is also working on fully illustrating a new book written by Alan Moore titled The Book of Copulations, which will be published in French and an English editions in the fall of 2007.


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Batman Begins DVD Special Edition
Batman Begins: The Movie
Cage
Captain America: Red, White & Blue
Fantastic Four: 1 2 3 4
Lust: The Body Politic
Male Bonding: Volume Two
Spider-Man-Doctor Octopus: Year One
The Homoerotic Photograph
The Male Nude
The Mirror of Love
The Sentry
Uniforms: FotoFactory Anthology III
Veils
Voice Of The Fire
Wonder Woman


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