The cartoonist and illustrator discusses her work on ‘Guantanamo Voices,’ her family’s escape from Cuba, her work process and more.
Alexandra Beguez is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in The Believer, The Nib, Ink Brick, Adventure Time Comics and Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. Her technical skill as an artist is apparent, but she manages to move from heavily researched nonfiction to inventive fantasy to her breadth of illustration work with seeming ease.
Guantanamo Voices was published earlier this fall by Abrams Books and the book, written and edited by Sarah Mirk, is one of the year’s most important titles. Beguez drew the book’s third chapter about whistleblower Matthew Diaz.
We spoke recently about the project, inking and her relationship to Cuba.
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The new series stomps its way into comic shops in March.
Get ready for some giant monster action next year in Skybound’s Ultramega, a new series written and drawn by Rumble artist James Harren, with colors by the award-winning Dave Stewart.
The first issue from Image Comics will come in at 68 pages “of colossal goodness,” the press release reads.
“I hope readers appreciate an honest stab at making visceral, surprising and bizarre comics,” said Harren. “It’s a celebration of the kinds of books I grew up reading—comics that move and curse and bleed. Skybound has given me the unbelievable privilege to play and experiment—and with any luck, deliver a book that doesn’t look like anything else. And Dave Stewart’s there to hit home runs and make the world a better place with his color art.”
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