Carlos Ezquerra receives the Gran Premio de cómic aragonés in recognition of his career at the 2014 Salón del Cómic de Zaragoza

Salón del Cómic de Zaragoza to dedicate a special edition of Tebeíco del Salón to Carlos Ezquerra, contributions welcomed

Carlos Ezquerra receives the Gran Premio de cómic aragonés in recognition of his career at the 2014 Salón del Cómic de Zaragoza
Carlos Ezquerra receives the Gran Premio de cómic aragonés in recognition of his career at the 2014 Salón del Cómic de Zaragoza

The Organización del Cómic de Zaragoza has announced an initiative to publish a Tebeíco del Salón special edition in December in time for its annual festival, paying tribute to 2000AD artist Carlos Ezquerra, who died earlier this week – and has put out a call for both written and art homage celebrating his work.

Zaragoza, the capital of northeastern Spain’s Aragon region, was Carlos’ home town, where the annual Salón del Cómic de Zaragoza offers a great celebration of Aragonese comics. It’s considered a cultural event aimed at all audiences, both professionals and amateurs, connoisseurs, curious, collectors or first readers of comics. Since its inception, the event has has grown to become one of the most important comic festivals in Spain.

in 2013, Carlos was the guest star of the Salón del Cómic de Zaragoza and in 2014, he received the Gran Premio de cómic aragonés in recognition of his career.

“On both occasions, fans were impressed by his humanity, his closeness and, above all, for the love he continued to show for his home land,” the organisation noted in a post paying tribute to the co-creator of 2000AD’s Judge Dredd.

For the organisation, there’s no doubt Carlos was an internationally recognised creator who did more than most to help put Zaragoza at the top of the national and international comic map, and like British comic fans they are mourning an “irreparable loss”.

“We are desolated by his passing,” Oscar Senar, who’s responsible for the Aragon Comic Prizes, told downthetubes. “The Salón del Cómic de Zaragoza has decided to make a tribute to Carlos in December, publishing a special issue of Tebeíco, the free magazine of the Salon.

“Artists and writers worldwide are invited to send their homages to Carlos.”

All those interested and interested in contributing to this special Tebeíco del Salón can send the organisation works in digital format (technical details below). It will be published on their website, where you can find all the editions made so far, and a print edition will also be distributed.

All works submitted by 9th November 2018 will be accepted .

The original posting about this special publication is in Spanish here

• The 2018 Salón del Cómic de Zaragoza will take place 14th – 16th December 2018. Web: www.saloncomiczaragoza.com

Technical conditions for submission to the Special:

  • Each author has a page of 17.3 x 24.5 cm that will be signed
  • Art must be sent (as an attachment or via web link transfer) with a resolution of 300 dpi, colour in CMYK and TIF format
  • A copy must be attached in JPG format
  • Text contributions are also welcomed
  • The email address to direct the work is civicocomunicacion@gmail.com

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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