Gabriel Rodriguez (artist)

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Gabriel Rodriguez (artist)
Born Gabriel Rodriguez Perez
Santiago Chile
Nationality Chilean
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Locke & Key

Gabriel Rodriguez Perez (born May 26, 1976 in Santiago, Chile) is a chilean[1] comic book artist and architect, known for his work on the horror series Locke & Key. In addition, he has done the artwork for Subterranean Press's edition of Joe Hill's NOS4A2.


Before starting a career as comic artist, Gabriel studied Architecture at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile where he got his degree. There is a very small -if any- comic industry in Chile (their market being so small, among other reasons) so trying to make a living out of this was not an option: Gabriel had to work part-time as architect and drew comics for art's sake or some extra income. His first comission was a set of illustrations for "Mitos y Leyendas" (Myths and Legends), a collectible cards game by SALO Publishing, Chile. Rodriguez spent 4 years working for them until he got a call from the producers of the CSI TV series and IDW publishing crew. Basically they wanted him to make a comic version of the series. After 5 years of successful collaboration Gabriel was finally able to make comics full-time.[2]

Later on he was introduced to Joe Hill, author and son of Stephen King. Together they spawned the successful 'Locke & Key' series, which earned Gabriel his first Eisner Awards nomination. After that, Rodriguez was comissioned by DC to draw Adventures of Superman (2013)[3] and IDW's Little Nemo, Return to Slumberland,[4] which earned him another Eisner Awards nomination.


Rodriguez was nominated for Best Penciller/Inker for the 2011 Eisner Awards for his work on Locke & Key. In addition, Locke & Key was nominated for "Best Continuing Series" and "Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)" for Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1.[5]

In april 2015 he and his chilean fellow cartoonist Nelson Daniel were nominated for the Eisner Awards[6] for their work on Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland (IDW)

Personal life[edit]

Gabriel lives in Las Condes, a high-class commune in Santiago, Chile. He comes from a roman catholic family background. He is also married and has 2 children.[7]

Rodriguez uses social media to promote his art, specially through his DeviantArt and Twitter profiles.


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