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Latest Comic Guest Announcement - Salvador Larroca


Attending: Friday, Saturday and Sunday


Artist: Darth Vader; Invincible Iron Man; X-Men; Fantastic Four; Ghost Rider
TODAY Salvador Larroca is drawing Darth Vader for Marvel but if it wasn’t for a drastic change of career path, he could still be drawing maps in his native Spain.
Starting out as a cartographer, Larroca took to drawing pin-ups and back-up strips for various titles published by Planeta de Agostini, which reprinted Marvel comics in Spain, before Marvel UK came calling in 1993. Then in the midst of a massive expansion the House of Ideas’ British arm hired him to work on Dark Angel and Death’s Head II although within a year it had lost him to the American market.
The Spanish artist’s first US work was Ghost Rider, which he illustrated until 1997. Alongside his run of 31 straight issues on the Marvel title – for which he also produced virtually every cover – Larroca also pencilled six issues of The Flash for DC, 1996’s Speed Demon (an Amalgam one-shot co-published by DC and Marvel) and more than a handful of fill-ins and covers before moving on to four 1997 issues of Marvel’s Excalibur.
Larroca, who often inks and colours his own work, then took on two 1997 four-parters – Psylocke & Archangel: Crimson Dawn and Heroes Reborn: The Return – before pencilling a 31-issue run on Fantastic Four and then six issues of Uncanny X-Men, a title he returned to in 2004 for another six-issue run and in 2007 for a five-chapter serial.
With his profile and popularity ever-rising, in 2001 Larroca launched a new X-title, drawing the first 24 issues of X-Treme X-Men (as well as all 46 of the series’ covers) before taking on two 2003 miniseries(Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra and Namor) and then moving to X-Men. Larroca stayed on that title – subsequently renamed New X-Men and then X-Men Legacy – until 2006, putting 25 consecutive issues (and covers) under his belt. Along the way the artist – who subsequently made a swift six-issue return to X-Men – also fitted in 2004’s Ultimate Elektra five-parter and the five issues of the following year’s Spider-Man: House of M.
His next major project was newuniversal. He followed the six-parter, which premiered in 2007, with a five-issue run on Ultimate X-Men after which Larroca launched Invincible Iron Man. He stayed on the 2008 comic for an impressive 61 issues, leaving it to introduce another new title, 2013’s Cable and X-Force, for which he illustrated the first 15 issues.
Then after a five-issue Avengers run and 2015’s Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1-3, the prolific Spanish artist (who continues to produce a regular flow of covers as well as the occasional one-off) made the move to his current home, illustrating the tales of the infamous Dark Lord of the Sith as Marvel relaunched its Star Wars line.
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