The Spanish Association of Comic Critics and Disseminators (ACDCómic) has announced that the work everything under the sun (Salamandra Graphic) by Ana Penyas is the winner of her award for Best National Work, and cartoonist Mayte Alvarado as the Emerging Author, in the IV edition of the awards granted by the members of the entity.
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Penyas's work has been chosen "because of the intelligent use of comic resources and the combination of drawing techniques to analyze, based on the emotional involvement of readers, a process as complex as that of the touristification and gentrification of the Levante coast, as well as for the early maturity of the author shown in her second work", the Association has communicated.
In 2018, Ana Penyas (Valencia, 1987) received the National Comic Award for his work We are all good.
On the other hand, the choice of Mayte Alvarado as Emerging Author has been made "because of her evocative capacity, thanks to a poetic drawing and a notable use of color, which allows her to recreate dreamlike and magical atmospheres, while at the same time giving a unique to his work, developed over a long career in self-publishing".
They have been finalists as emerging authors Genie Espinosa, Marta Cartu, Guillermo Lizarán and Paco Sordo.