Gabriel Rodriguez (artist)
|Gabriel Rodriguez (artist)|
|Born||Gabriel Rodriguez Perez
|Locke & Key|
Gabriel Rodriguez Perez (born May 26, 1976 in Santiago, Chile) is a chilean 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.
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) and IDW's Little Nemo, Return to Slumberland, 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.
- Rights to Chilean illustrator’s revered comic Locke & Key Universe bought by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks Studios
- Presenting the Eisner Award Nominees for 2011 - Tor.com