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Alvaro Martinez Bueno interview

posted Jul 28, 2017, 9:02 PM by Vu Nguyen

Álvaro Martínez Bueno is a Spanish illustrator, designer, musician and the current artist on Detective Comics. He has been working exclusively for DC since 2016 and is proving to be one of the greatest new talents in the industry.

I am very fortunate in my role here at Dark Knight News, as I’ve had the honor of interacting with someone who I am complete awe of, as both an artist and as a human being. The level of detail in his work is just astonishing (see the reflection in Bruce Wayne’s car window, and the scene at the Gotham ballet, for just two examples… wow!) and he can draw quiet domestic moments; emotion, sensitivity and kick-ass action… often all in one issue!


I know you’re a long time comics fan. What were your favourite comics growing up?

I was more driven by the creators than the characters; so l was always chasing anything that was drawn by John Byrne, Alan Davis, Bill Sienkiewicz, George Perez, John Romita Jr. … those were my favourites. I loved Claremont’s X-Men, Excalibur and New Mutants, the Titans, Dreadstar, West Coast Avengers, Camelot 3000