Artists Bios: Ivan Cortez
IVAN CORTEZ (artist for Gentlemen’s Club)
Ivan Cortez was born in 1982 in Lima, Peru. He graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor degree in Social Communication, Audiovisual Production and Journalism from San Marcos University. In 2008, he graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art after completing three successful years of study. His main skills include storytelling, caricature, cartooning, illustration, advertising and graphic design.
With plenty of drawing experience, a love of comics and pop culture, a hawkish eye and the ability to thrive under pressure, he is fulfilling his dream by being a professional penciler and commercial artist.
“I think webcomics are a very good opportunity for upcoming artists who are trying to break in the business. It is a fun way to express yourself and have fun doing what you love: creating and drawing stories. And for the fans, the webcomics help them to see other things besides mainstream comic books. Plus it gives them a different look into society and life.”
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