Topic: Comic Book Artists
Continuing my 'Spotlight On...' Series, is this entry on Elisa Féliz, who is now the owner of her own company book company in the Dominican Republic!
As stated in past blogs, even though the 'comic book' is an 'American' invention, the reach of comic books and graphic novels today is world wide.
Which is truly evidenced by the many creators that come from all over the world to the yearly Comic Con International: San Diego that I've also blogged about here.
A recent entry on my Facebook Home Page Wall was a post by Elisa who declared that she was now the owner of her comic book company in the Dominican Republic! Well, I couldn't let that post run off the page without making a comment! Elisa was kind enough to send me her bio and a head shot with the cover of her upcoming project, 'Alice In Nightmareland'!
Details as follows:
"My name is Elisa Féliz. I'm 21 years old. I'm a comic artist, web developer and designer. I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. My career started when i began participating in national and international art contests when i was 6 years old, and i began doing commissioned work. I published my first comic strip in 1998.
I started doing web design and programming in 2003, and got engaged in a project for a dominican social network called "A Tu Nivel" in 2005. Not long before i worked as a css layout designer for some Ufo Film websites.
I started drawing comic books as a self-trained artist in 2007 and have been working as a penciller and a colorist. I recently worked as one of the artists for the Villikon Chronicles Proclivity series by Silent Nemesis Workshop, created by Bryan Kinnaird. The series precede the film "Villikon Chronicles: Genesis of Evil". I also did some digital illustrations for the film.
Some other comics i've worked on are "Dallas" (Based on the popular tv series), "Intrepid", "Knight Reavers" and "RX Tales". I'm the creator of "Codename: X-girl", "Alice in Nightmareland" and co-creator of "Intrepid".
In 2007 i launched my own clothing brand called Elliz Clothing (www.ellizclothing.com).
In 2008 i moved to NJ to attend the Joe Kubert School of cartoon and graphic art, but i continued my career as a comic artist and web developer while i was attending school.
In 2009 i registered my own comic book company called: "XSIDE Comics" (www.xsidecomics.com). We are planning to publish "Codename: X-girl" and a few other comics in United States and Dominican Republic. XSIDE Comics is the first comics company in Dominican Republic and our goal is to start the comic book business in the country. Our comic "Codename: X-girl" is the first dominican comic ever registered.
My personal site: www.elisafeliz.com."
So as you can see from the above, Elisa is one busy creator! If you are interested in becoming one of her Facebook Friends, you should send her a Friends Request right away. She is almost maxxed out at the 5,000 friends limit! She has also started a Fan Page on Facebook, which doesn't have a limit for the number of fans: I love Elisa Féliz's Artwork is the name of that Fan Page should you see this post several months from the date this is blogged!
Please Note: The 'Spotlight On...' series is for featuring creators that I come across either at comic cons or are Facebook Friends. This series is Not a 'review' of any of their works. Reviews are only blogged after reading a full copy of any creator's work, and is a 'review' of that one work only. This 'Spotlight On...' series is to present to You, the blog reader, creators that have piqued my interest enough to take the time to generate a blog entry about them. You too could be 'Spotlighted' here. Just message me via Facebook or email me for consideration!
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