Víctor Santos (author)

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Víctor Santos
BornVíctor Santos Montesinos
1977 (age 40–41)
Valencia
NationalitySpanish
Area(s)Cartoonist, Writer
Notable works
AwardsList of awards
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Víctor Santos Montesinos (born 1977) is a cartoonist and screenwriter of Valencian comics. In 2002, he won the Prize Josep Toutain a l'Autor Revelació from the Barcelona International Comics Convention. Apart from publishing multiple comics in the Spanish market, he has worked for several American publishers like Image, DC Comics and IDW Publishing.[1] It is one of the most fruitful Spanish authors of his generation and has been highlighted in the fantastic comic and the comic policíac. His largest and emblematic work is the comic series Los Reyes Elfos and is also known for the noir comic series Pulp Héroes. The author usually works as a solo author, but has also worked drawing scripts for other authors (especially for the American market) and as a screenwriter for other cartoonists.[2]

Life[edit]

Santos studied Fine arts and was one of the founding members of the Valencian collective 7 Monos, which included Valencian students of Belles Arts i Arts i Oficis such as Manuel Bartual, Sergio Córdova and Jordi Bayarri.[2]

Work[edit]

In the Spanish market[edit]

Beginning and Spanish publishers[edit]

Santos published his first comics as part of the Los 7 Monos collective and immediately his series of fantasy comics Los Reyes Elfos was featured winning the Premi Josep Toutain a Millor Autor Revelació al Saló del Còmic de 2002 i 2003. His first professional publication was this title, first with Dude Comics then Dolmen Editorial, which published the majority of his works until the 2009.[2] Other Spanish publishers that have published his works are Astiberri, Aleta Ediciones, Planet DeAgostini and Recerca Editorial.[2]

Among his published works in the Spanish market, are: Pulp heroes, Protector, Aventuras en el Mundo Jung, Faeric gangs and Lone in heaven. Víctor Santos has screenwritten the three anthologies of Los Reyes Elfos and the albums of comics, LA sangre de las valkirias (drawing from Pere Pérez) and Silhouette (drawn by Jesus Alonso Iglsias).[1]

Works in European and United States of America comics[edit]

In 2006 he began to publish outside Spain: in France (Young Ronins, Ed. Soleil), Italy (Ricca da morire, Black Kaiser and Il sangue delle Valchirie) and in the United States (Image Comics), where he triumphed.[1][3] To this last market, Víctor Santos published simultaneously three works in 2009, Filthy Rich (Vertigo), Mice Templar: Destiny (Image) and Demon Cleaner (Antarctic Press) and later he worked for the publisher IDW Publishing (Witch & Wizard and Godzila: Kingdom of Monsters) and for Dark Horse Comics (Furious, Dark Horse Present and Polar, Wild Rover).[2][4][5]

Works[edit]

Albums published in Spain[edit]

Anys Title Script Drawing Publishing
1999 Gaijin: honor, balas y ex novias Víctor Santos Víctor Santos 7 Monos
2000 Los Reyes Elfos Víctor Santos Víctor Santos 7 Monos
2001 Los Reyes Elfos: La Doncella y los lobos Víctor Santos Víctor Santos 7 Monos
2002 Los Reyes Elfos: Emperatriz del Hielo Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dude Comics
2003 Pulp Heroes Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Astiberri Ediciones
2003 Los Reyes Elfos: La Espada de los Inocentes Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dude Comics
2003 Faeric Gangs Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Astiberri Ediciones
2004 Aventuras en el Mundo Jung Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Aleta Ediciones
2004 Protective Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen Editorial
2005 Los reyes elfos: The doncella y los lobos (re-edición) Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen/Siurell
2005 Lone in Heaven Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Aleta Ediciones
2005 Los reyes elfos: Hasta los dioses mueren Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen/Siurell
2005 Pulp héroes 2: Bushido Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Astiberri
2006 Los reyes elfos: Historias de Faerie Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen/Siurell
2007 Al mejor postor Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen/Siurell
2007 Works. El Arte de Victor Santos Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen/Siurell
2008 Young Ronins Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Soleil
2008 Deamon Cleaner Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen Editorial
2009 Black Kaiser Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen Editorial
2010 Zombee Miles Gunter Víctor Santos Dolmen Editorial
2010 Silhouette Víctor Santos Jesus Alonso Iglesias Dolmen Editorial
2011 Asquerosamente Rich Brian Azzarello Víctor Santos Panini Comics
2011 Los Reyes Elfos: Dreide Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen/Siurrell
2012 Ragnarök[2] Víctor Santos Pere Pérez Dolmen Editorial
2012 Ezequiel Himes: Zombie hunter Víctor Santos Alberto Hernández Dolmen Editorial
2012 Silhouette: Arcángeles oscuros Víctor Santos Jesus Alonso Iglesias Panini Comics
2012 Intachable: 30 años de corrupción Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Panini Comics
2012 Rashomon: Un caso del comisario Heigo Kobayashi Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Norma Editorial
2013 Los Reyes Elfos: La saga de Ehren Heldentodsson Víctor Santos Víctor Santos Dolmen Editorial
2013 Los ratones templarios (2)[6] Brian J. L. Glass, Michael Avon Oeming Victor Santos, Veronica Gandini Dolmen Editorial
2014 Los ratones templarios (3)[7] Brian J. L. Glass Victor Santos Dolmen Editorial
2014 Furious Vol. 1[8] Bryan J.L. Glass Victor Santos Aleta Ediciones
2017 Infinity Outrage Victor Santos Kenny Ruiz Corvus Belli

Albums published in other countries[edit]

The albums of comics that Víctor Santos has published to other countries are:[3]

  • United States
    • Black Market
    • Polar Came from the cold
    • Furious
    • The Mice Templar. Destiny part 1
    • The Mice Templar. Destiny part 2
    • The Mice Templar. To Mid-Winter Night's Dream
    • The Mice Templar. Legent Childbirth 1
    • Filthy Rich
    • Godzilla. Kingdom of Monsters Wants 2
    • Godzilla. Kingdom of Monsters Wants 3
    • Sleepy Hollow: Providence
    • Witch & Wizard. Battle for Shadowland
    • Witch & Wizard. Operation Zero
    • Zombee
    • Demon cleaner
  • Digital publications USES
    • Polar. Came from the Cold
    • Furious
    • The Mice Templar
    • Witch & Wizard
    • Godzila. Kingdom of the Monsters
  • France
    • Sale Fric. Filthy Rich
    • Young Ronins. Rentrée des Classes
    • Young Ronins. The offensive Osaki
  • Italy
    • Ricca da morire. Filthy Rich
    • Black Kaiser
    • Il sange delle Valchirie

Other works[edit]

  • 1998 - 1999 Gaijin, fascicle of comics of 7 Monos, number 1.
  • 1999 - Magia y acero, fascicle of comics of the publisher Anillo of Sirio/Ed. 7 Monos, numbers 1 and 10.
  • 1999 - Retales from the Cript, fascicle of comics of 7 Monos, number 1.
  • 2000 - 7 Novias para 7 Monos, fascicle of comics of 7 Monos, number 1.
  • 2000 - Alien College, fascicle of historietes of 7 Monos, numbers 1 and 2.
  • 2000 - Los Reyes Elfos, fascicle of comics of 7 Monos, numbers 1 and 2.
  • 2001 - Los Reyes Elfos. La doncella y los lobos, fascicle of historietes of 7 Monos, number 1.
  • 2002 - Dude Gold, album of comics of Dude Comics, number 9 (Los Reyes Elfos. The señor of Alfheim).
  • 2002 - Mono on the moon, fascicle of historietes, of 7 Monos, nº1.
  • 2002 - Extra Dude, fascicle of comics of Dude Comics, numbers 2, 3 and 4.
  • 2002 - Les hussards, fascicle of comics of 7 Monos nº2.
  • 2002 - Los Reyes Elfos. La emperadriz de hielo, fascicle of comics of Dude Comics, numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • 2003 - Faeric Gangs, album of comics of Astiberri Ediciones, nº1.
  • 2003 - Pulp Heroes, album of comics of Astiberri, nº1.
  • 2003 - Artículo 20, album of comics of Astiberri/Dolmen Editorial.
  • 2003 - Los Reyes Elfos. La espada de los inocentes, album of comics of Dude Comics.
  • 2004 - Iberia Book, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial, nº1 (Protective).
  • 2004 - Balas perdidas, album of comics of Aleta Ediciones, numbers 5 (Aventuras en el mundo Jung) and 10 (Lone in heaven).
  • 2004 - Boom!, fascicle of comics edited by the Asociación de Autores de Cómic de España, nº1.
  • 2004 - Fanhunter. The final conflict, album of comics edited by Planet DeAgostini, nº1.
  • 2004 - Marzo, en tinta propia, album of comics edited by Marzo, en tinta propia.
  • 2005 - Pulp héroes. Bushido, album of comics of Astiberri.
  • 2005 - Los Reyes Elfos. La doncella y los lobos, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial, nº1.
  • 2005 - Nobanda/Zone Joso, publication with comics edited by Santiago Navarro, numbers 2 (¡Hey Kids!) And 4 (Más que fantásticos).
  • 2006 - Los Reyes Elfos. Hasta los Dioses mueren, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial, nº1.
  • 2006 - El Mono Maltés, fascicle of comics, of 7 Monos, nº1.
  • 2006 - Los Reyes Elfos. Historia de Faerie, albums of comics of Dolmen Editorial, numbers 1, 2 and 3.
  • 2006 - Bull Damn City, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial, nº1.
  • 2006 - Bull Damn city. El día de la Zarigüeya, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial, nº1.
  • 2006 - Agenda FNAC 2007, publication with comics nº1.
  • 2007 - GEI (Vol 2), fascicle of historietes of Recerca Editorial, nº1.
  • 2007 - Al mejor postor, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial.
  • 2007 - Dos veces breve, magazine of comics of Ariadna Editorial, numbers 12 and 18.
  • 2007 - Works, publication with comics of Dolmen Editorial, nº2 (Works, el Arte of Víctor Santos).
  • 2008 - Los Reyes Elfos. La emperadriz de hielo, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial nº1.
  • 2008 - Bull Damn City. Zombies, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial, nº1.
  • 2008 - el Manglar, magazine of comics of Dibbuks, numbers 8 and 10.
  • 2008 - El Balanzin, fascicle of comics of APIE-EIEP, nº4.
  • 2008 - Demon Claner, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial, nº1.
  • 2009 - Black Kaiser, album of comics of Planet DeAgostini, nº1.
  • 2009 - La sangre de las Valkirias, album of comics of Planet DeAgostini.
  • 2009 - Bull DAmn War, album of comics of Dolmen Editorial.
  • 2009 - Los Reyes Elfos. Glirenn. La reina de los Elfos Negros, album of comics of Dolmen, nº1.
  • 2010 - Zombee, album of comics of Dolmen.
  • 2010 - Silhouette, album of comics of Dolmen.
  • 2010 - Asquerosamente rich, album of comics of Panini.
  • 2011 - Al mejor postor, digital publication of Dolmen/Esdecómic.
  • 2011 - TBO4Japan, publication with comics of Dibbuks.
  • 2012 - Día del cómic gratis español, fascicle of comics of Zone Comic.
  • 2013 - Morirse in Bilbao, fascicle of historietes, nº2.
  • Without date - Compa(ñ)ero Leonardo, publication with historietes edited by Semana Black/Pepsi.

Prizes and success[edit]

Víctor Santos has won six prizes from Barcelona International Comics Convention, two from Ficomic at Madrid and a prize from Dolmen Editorial's critics as the best cartoonist. As The New York Times states, his works Filthy Rich[9] and Witch & Wizard are bestsellers.[1][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Víctor Santos (Víctor Santos Montesinos)". Tebeosfera (in Spanish). 15 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f SERRANO, José A. (2012). "Víctor Santos" (in Spanish). Guia del Comic. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b SANTOS, Víctor. "Blog de Victor Santos". Víctor Santos. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Victor Santos". Dark Horse. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  5. ^ CORROTO, Roberto (17 July 2013). "Dark Horse publicará Polar de Víctor Santos". Actualidad del Cómic. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  6. ^ "RATONES TEMPLARIOS, LOS (DOLMEN, 2010) : 3 ejemplares de carácter ordinario". Tebeosfera. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  7. ^ "RATONES TEMPLARIOS, LOS (DOLMEN, 2010) : 3 ejemplares de carácter ordinario". Tebeosfera. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  8. ^ PARDO, Jordi T. "Furious Vol. 1: Estrella caída". Zona negativa. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  9. ^ GUSTINES, George Gene (4 September 2009). "Graphic Books Best-Seller List". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Best Sellers. Hardcover Graphic Books". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 31 October 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2015.

Bibliography[edit]

  • PONS, Álvaro, PORCEL, Pedro y SORNÍ, Vicente. Viñetas To the luna of Valencia. Castalla: Edicions de Ponent, Collection Grey Papers, 2007. Depósito Legal: A-295-2007. ISBN 978-84-96730-04-5.

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