“I’m not sure if art changes my way of seeing the world, or the world changes my way of making art,” admits illustrator and a comic creator Ana Galvañ. When it comes to her comics, it’s probably a bit of both. Her illustrations – vibrant, messy, and alluring – explore the relationship between color and shapes, with her work having a sort of texture to them.
Inspired by the Bauhaus, Russian constructivism, and the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century, her illustrated stories aren’t anything you would expect from your typical webcomics. But though inspired by early twentieth-century art, her work is done digitally. “This is something key if I do not want to take five years to finish each work,” she joked in an interview with Ballpitmag.
“What I like the most is creating the stories, that’s why I always start by creating a script,” says the Spanish illustrator. “Normally I have in my head some graphic ideas that I begin to capture with drawings. I love this first phase, but what comes next is hard work, start building all the architecture, which is the most important thing, because that is where story and rhythms are defined.”
With more than 25k followers and features in publications like The New Yorker and The New York Times, you might want to watch out for her.