Spotlight On Portsmouth Comic Con: r.m.Guera

Spotlight On Portsmouth Comic Con: r.m.Guera

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♦ Portsmouth Comic Con takes place 5-6 May 2018 and Tripwire is proud to be a part of it. Here is the fifteenth spotlight feature on one of its special guests, r.m.Guera…

r.m.Guera, real name Rajko Milosevic, is a Serbian comic artist and illustrator. He has lived in Barcelona in Spain since 1991. He made his debut in the Yugoslavian comic industry back in 1982 with the series Elmer Jones, a western scripted by Dragan Savic. He is best known to US comic readers as the co-creator of Vertigo’s acclaimed Scalped with writer Jason Aaron.

Back in 2012, he told an interview with Multiversity how he got into comics: “If you’re asking about why doing this at all — than I really don’t know. Don’t know where it comes from, and what this need to make lines lie so alive and awaken in someone. Musta’ve been something forged too long ago to catch clearly sight of. I’m talking being maybe three-four years old. Although an interesting subject — I never gave it too deep a thought. I don’t know where I’d start. It just is.” Multiversity r.m.guera interview

His influences are pretty varied, he told newsarama back in 2010: “Many, many, many of ‘em, but basically all old guys, old heroes. Sickles and Robbins. Wally Wood and Jack Davis. On European side, Moebius and Franquin as most important, but along with my very early years strong rooted in Joao Mottini, Alberto Breccia and Giovannini. They’re strangers here, I suppose. But don’t feel too bad, as they’re strangers in Europe as well, sorry to say. Regarding style in Scalped, well that’s more influenced by movies, I think. But besides Peckinpah, not flashy ones, eh.” Newsarama r.m.guera interview

His CV also includes Djanjo Unchained for Vertigo and Thor: God of Thunder for Marvel. He has worked most recently with Aaron again on The Goddamned for Image Comics. His unique linework has garnered him fans around the world. Portsmouth is his first trip to a UK convention for a number of years.

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Tickets are available now for Portsmouth Comic Con. Please visit the website for details on the show

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