Ángel David Revilla

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Ángel David Revilla
Dross Rotzank in July 2019.
Dross Rotzank in July 2019.
Born (1982-07-16) July 16, 1982 (age 37)
Caracas, Venezuela
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityVenezuelan
CitizenshipArgentina
EducationMass communication Universidad Santa María (Venezuela)
Known forYouTube series
Notable work
Luna de Plutón,El Festival de la Blasfemia,La Guerra de Ysaak,Valle de la Calma, El Libro Negro
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)ts
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2006–present
GenreComedy, horror, thought
Subscribers17 Million
(April 27, 2019)
Total views3.6 Billion
(April 27, 2019)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2013
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2016
Updated July 27, 2018 Speaks Latin American Spanish
Websiteeldiariodedross.com

Ángel David Revilla (born July 16, 1982), better known as Dross Rotzank, is a Venezuelan YouTuber and writer who currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[1]

Career[edit]

Revilla began his career by writing game reviews for websites like Meristation and GameFAQs, but quickly moved to creating blog content at El Diario de Dross (The Diary of Dross), where he explored provocative topics using a distinctive recipe of storytelling and dark humor.

By 2013, a lifelong interest in the paranormal led Revilla to begin creating horror and conspiracy-themed videos. This move generated major global success for Revilla, and propelled the DrossRotzank channel to over 18 million subscribers. He became the most subscribed horror-genre creator on YouTube, as well as the first to reach over 13 million subscribers in any category in the country of Argentina.

Revilla currently runs two additional YouTube channels, Los Vlogs de Dross (2.56M subscribers) and Mi Querido Mussolini (My Dear Mussolini), which features the adventures of his mascot and pet, an Oscar fish named Mussolini. His Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts boast millions of devoted fans and followers.

Aside from creating digital content and writing, Revilla travels throughout Latin America to headline large events and to appear at book signings.

In 2018, his work as a digital content creator and social media influencer was recognized with the prestigious Martin Fierro Digital Award: Special Award. [2]

Revilla is currently working on his next novel.

Books[edit]

His first novel, Luna de Plutón (Pluto's Moon), was published by Planeta in Spain and Latin America in 2015[3] and became a best seller in a few weeks.[1][4] His second book, El Festival de la blasfemia (The Festival of Blasphemy) was released in 2016,[5] and a sequel to his first book, Luna de Plutón II: La Guerra de Ysaak (Pluto's moon 2: The war of Ysaak), in March 2017.[6] Valle de la Calma (Valley of Calm) was published in 2018.[7][8]

In June 14, 2017, Revilla launched a series of stories entitled Dross cuenta 3 historias de terror (Dross Tells 3 Horror Stories). The series concluded on October 29 of that year.

On August 1, 2019, the author launched his most recent work, El libro negro (The Black Book), exploring topics of the deep web and cosmic horror. The book became available in Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay on September 1, 2019, and will be available in Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador on November 1, 2019.

As of September 6, 2019, El libro negro was the number one bestselling book in some countries of the Americas. [9]

Biography[edit]

Ángel David Revilla was born on July 16, 1982 in Caracas, Venezuela.

He studied journalism and communications at the Universidad Santa María, graduating in 2007 with a Licenciado en Comunicación Social.

The story of Dross began when he was a video game critic for sites like Vandal and MeriStation. After engaging in a debate over game consoles, specifically the superiority of the PlayStation 2 over Dreamcast, he was banned from these communities. At that moment, his character El Troll was born.

Dross seized this opportunity to open his own website, El Diario de Dross (The Diary of Dross), where he combined black humor with macho and fascist elements, all expressed in the voice of his character. Revilla also took on controversial topics such as the existence of God and the debate over reproductive rights.

He has since carved out a niche in the horror genre, scaring millions with his videos and books.

Revilla has considerable popularity throughout Latin America, though his appeal is broadening to Spanish speaking audiences across the United States and Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miguel Ángel Teposteco. "Dross, el youtuber de los 6 millones de seguidores" [Dross, the Youtuber with 6 million followers]. El Universal (in Spanish).
  2. ^ http://www.eluniversal.com/entretenimiento/28000/youtuber-dross-gano-premio-martin-fierro-al-artista-digital-mas-influyente
  3. ^ "Dross, una estrella de YouTube, presenta su primera novela" [Dross, a YouTube star, releases his first novel]. Clarín (in Spanish). October 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "Los 10 libros más vendidos en la primera semana del 2016" [The 10 best selling books in the first week of 2016]. Dinero en imagen (in Spanish). Mexico. January 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "'Dross' en Lima: ¿De qué trata 'Festival de la blasfemia'?" ['Dross' in Lima: What's 'Festival de la blasfemia' about?]. El Comercio (in Spanish). July 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Dross habla de la trama de su nuevo libro" [Dross talks about the plot of his new book]. El Universal (in Spanish). Notimex. April 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Florencia Suárez (July 8, 2018). "Séptimo Día: Dross: La puerta al infierno" [Dross: The door to Hell]. El Día (in Spanish).
  8. ^ "Instagram viral: Dross demuestra con este video que es un maestro del clickbait" [Viral Instagram: Dross demonstrates with this video that he's a master of clickbait]. Trome (in Spanish). June 8, 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.sfgate.com/espanol/news/article/Los-10-libros-m-s-vendidos-14419472.php