3-4-5 MAY 2024
Carla Berrocal

Born in Madrid, Carla Berrocal (1983) studied illustration and graphic design in the Spanish capital. 

She writes reviews about comics in La Guía del Cómic (The Comic Book Guide), and collaborates on the same subject in the radio program of Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Circle). In 2004, Recerca Editorial publishes her first work, but it was not until 2006 when her first stories with her own script and drawings were published, thanks to the monographs directed by Jorge Iván Argiz in the publishing house Dolmen; Quattrocento. After a creative break, he collaborates in small compilations such as Nariz (Nose), Dos Veces Breve (Twice as Short) or Reyes X (X Kings). 

She publishes her first graphic novel in 2011, El Brujo (The Sorcerer - De Ponent) and in 2016, she launches an experimental comic project inspired by the life of the American poet Nathalie Clifford Barney entitled Epigrafías (Epigraphies - Libros de Autoengaño). 

She has participated in publications such as Hundlebert SyndromeRevista FierroQuimeraMonográfico and Nobrow, among others. She coordinates and participates in the collective work Todas Putas (All Whores), Los cuentos gráficos (The Graphic Tales - Dibbuks, 2014) and since 2017 she collaborates in the Madrid City Council newspaper M21 Magazine

In 2019, she was awarded a residency at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome to develop a comic project inspired by the life of Concha Piquer, which was published by Reservoir Books (Penguin Random House) in 2021. 

In 2022, she designed the poster for the 40th anniversary of Comic Barcelona and the Ministry of Equality's 1st of May campaign. 

In 2024 Reservoir Books will publish her next comic La Tierra Yerma (The Wasteland), a feminist epic set in Castile at the beginning of the 20th century. 

She currently continues to work in her own studio, and teaches workshops on comics and graphic novels in various institutions. She has worked as a comic artist for several newspapers, and as an illustrator for many advertising agencies and publishing houses. 

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