David Aja

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David Aja
David Aja.jpg
BornApril 16, 1977 (1977-04-16) (age 45)
Valladolid, Spain
Notable works
The Immortal Iron Fist, Hawkeye
Awards"Favourite Newcomer Artist" Eagle Award (2008) "Best Penciller/Inker" and "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award (2013)

David Aja (born April 16, 1977) is a Spanish comic book artist, best known for his work on The Immortal Iron Fist and Hawkeye.


Aja obtained a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca and served as a member of the faculty of fine arts from 1995 to 2000.

He began working as a professional illustrator in Barcelona in 2000. He has conducted public lectures on illustration as Faculty of Fine Arts at both Universidad de Salamanca and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). His work includes CD covers, as well as computer graphics with collaborator Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca.

In November 2006, Aja and writers Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction started the series The Immortal Iron Fist.[1] In 2011 Aja provided art for David Lapham's Wolverine: Debt of Death one-shot.

In August 2012 he started a new Hawkeye series with writer Matt Fraction, as part of Marvel NOW!.[2] The series was released to positive reviews, with critics praising the storyline and art styles.[3] As artist on Hawkeye, Aja won the 2013 Eisner Award for Best Penciler/Inker (tying Chris Samnee) and won the 2013 Eisner Award for Best Cover Artist.[4] Hawkeye won the 2014 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue (Or One Shot) and Aja again won the Eisner Award for Best Cover Artist for his work on the series.[4]

In September 2020, DC Comics announced that Aja would be among the creators of a revived Batman Black and White anthology series to debut on December 8, 2020.[5] This would also be his first work for DC.

Personal life[edit]

He and his wife, Pilar, live in Valladolid, Spain.


Interior comic work includes:

Covers only[edit]

Other work[edit]

Aja did work for various Spanish publishers, such as:

  • European Press, Publishers, and Magazines, which include El País, Men's Health, Rolling Stone, Cinemanía, Espasa, and Santillana
  • El País newspaper
  • Progresa (Promotora General de Revistas S.A.): Cinemania, Rolling Stone, Revista 40 and Blue Joven
  • Hachette Filipacchi: Emprendedores and Ragazza
  • Muy Extra and Reporter Corporate Publishing Company
  • Covers illustrations: Espasa, Planeta, Oxford, Alfaguara, Aguilar, Ediciones B, Plaza & Janes, Punto de Lecture and Circulo de Lectores
  • Illustrated books: Gaviota, Santillana, Anaya, Circulo de Lectores and Cruilla



  1. ^ Richards, Dave (November 16, 2006). "Iron Drawing Hand: Aja talks "The Immortal Iron Fist"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved February 21, 2007.
  2. ^ Uzumeri, David (April 15, 2012). "Matt Fraction Takes Aim at Hawkeye". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on November 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Hawkeye Reviews". ComicBookRoundup.com. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  4. ^ a b "Eisner Award Recipients 2010-Present, San Diego Comic-Con International".
  5. ^ Adams, Tim (September 9, 2020). "DC's Batman: Black and White Anthology Series Returns in Late 2020". CBR.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2020. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  6. ^ Johnston, Rich (March 19, 2019). "Orders for Ann Nocenti and David Aja's The Seeds #3 Cancelled, Will Return". Bleeding Cool.

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