Miguel Bustos describes himself as a “qualified graphic designer turned illustrator”. Born in la Sénia in 1984, he currently supplements his work as an illustrator by running engraving and screen printing workshops at the Eina University School in Barcelona.
His interest in self-publishing has led him to illustrate and produce his own publications. He has taken part in various self-publishing fairs and festivals, including the Small Publishers Fair in London and the Gutterfest, the Graf and the Give Print a Chance in Barcelona.
In 2013 he published his first comic, El Senyor Romaní (EDT), with a script by Carme Pons, which deservedly won him a Junceda prize in 2014. Other books followed: Catalunya triomfant (Roca Editors, 2016), Mogollón (Mosquito Books, 2017). He also creates cartoons, which he describes as “really bad”, and which are published under the name ‘Humor se escribe con lápiz’ (Humour is written in pencil).
The narrative capacity of Miguel Bustos combines humour and a strong visual impact. His work demonstrates a coherence which makes it highly recognisable and combines comics, illustration and composition.