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Juanjo Guarnido Angoulême 2013 - © Le Monde de la BD
Juan José (Juanjo) GUARNIDO is Spanish. He graduated from Fine Arts in Granada, where he was born and raised.
He immediately turns to the comic book. The Spanish fanzines specialized in American Comics covers, will be its first space of expression.
In 1993, he joined the French Studios of Walt Disney Animation, in the Paris region. Initially a designer, he ended up in animation. He worked on Le Bossu de Notre-Dame, Hercules and Tarzan.
In parallel, with Juan Diaz Canales, met in 1990 at the Lapiz Azul Animation Studio in Madrid, he works on what will be the first volume of John Blacksad’s adventures : Somewhere Within the Shadows.
The success of this first opus immediately propels Guarnido among the leaders of contemporary comics.
Five other albums of the most famous detective cats will follow, always with the same passion and the same sense of detail.
Guarnido also produced, designed and directed a video for the Swedish metal band Freak Kitchen in 2014.