Gabriel Rodriguez (artist)

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Gabriel Rodriguez
BornGabriel Rodríguez Pérez
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Locke & Key

Gabriel Rodríguez Pérez (born May 26, 1974) is a Chilean[1] comic book artist and architect, known for his work on the horror series Locke & Key. He also did the artwork for Subterranean Press's edition of Joe Hill's NOS4A2.


Rodríguez was born in Santiago de Chile.

Before starting a career as comic artist, he studied Architecture at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile where he got his degree and also a M.Arch. Due to the small scale of the comics market in Chile, Rodríguez had to work part-time as architect while drawing comics for art's sake or some extra income. His first commission was a set of illustrations for Mitos y Leyendas (Myths and Legends), a collectible cards game by SALO Publishing. Rodríguez spent 4 years working for them until he got a call from the US producers of the CSI TV series and IDW publishing crew, to make a comic version of the series. From then on he was able to work full-time as a comic artist.[2]

Later on he was introduced to Joe Hill, author and son of Stephen King. Together they spawned the 'Locke & Key' series, which earned Rodríguez his first Eisner Awards nomination. After that, Rodríguez was commissioned 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.


Rodríguez 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, his and fellow Chilean artist Nelson Daniel's work, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland (IDW) was nominated for the Eisner Awards,[6] winning Best Limited Series in July 2015.

He and Nelson Daniel were awarded the Grand Prize at the FIC Santiago 2016 for “Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland”.[7] He also won the "Best Chilean Comic Artist" Award at the FIC Santiago 2013.[8]


  1. ^ Rights to Chilean illustrator’s revered comic Locke & Key Universe bought by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks Studios
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  5. ^ Presenting the Eisner Award Nominees for 2011 -
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-13. Retrieved 2016-04-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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