MEET BENITO GALLEGO
Benito Gallego (born in Madrid,
Spain) decided he loved comics at a tender age, even before he had already
learned to read, and he’s been drawing all his life. It seems he can't
stop doing it, filling any blank space with his doodles on every piece
of paper that falls into his hands.
For a long time he collaborated
in Spain providing comics and pin-ups for fanzines and publications, while
wasting his precious time for five years painting beautiful nude models
in the Faculty of Fine Arts. And he continued drawing comics later
while developing a parallel career in advertising and graphic design that
paid the bills for many years.
He began taking totally seriously
his career in comics after meeting comic-book living legend Neal Adams
in a convention in Madrid who looked at Benito's samples and couldn't but
repeat "Why are you not working for Marvel?". The words were still echoing
inside Benito's head when he contacted another living legend: Roy Thomas
who helped him getting his first professional assignments working with
him in his series Anthem and Captain Thunder and Blue Bolt.
Since then, he's been working
with other top talents in the comics medium like Cary Bates and Sal Buscema
at DC Comics, Brian Azzarello or Paul Kupperberg. Benito has done
a variety of illustration work including trading cards with the Marvel
characters, and monsters or dinosaurs for Upper Deck. And he has
also done illustrations for books like the Diego’s Dragon series
written by Kevin Gerard.
Since 2010 Benito has been doing
the art for Apama The Undiscovered Animal, a comic series based
in concepts and characters from the movie Hero Tomorrow created
by Milo Miller and Ted Sikora. He has provided the art and lettering for
a graphic novel on the life of reggae star Bob Marley written by
In 2016 Benito started working
in The New Adventures
of Tarzan series with writer Roy Thomas and he is currently collaborating
with famed writers like Nicola Cuti, Don Glut and others in The Creeps
Benito lives in Alicante, in
the East coast of Spain, with his wife Soraya and daughter Alona who are
the most ferocious but also grateful critics of his work.
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