Pellejero Martinez Ruben (Spain)
Born in Barcelona, Pellejero Martinez Ruben is a famous Spanish playwright, illustrator and comic artist. His first comic won a prize at an international Spanish comic festival in 1986. He is excelled in depicting the finer points of figures and scenes featured by rich pictures and plot twists. Pellejero Martinez Ruben is especially good at drawing architecture due to his early exposure to architecture and design.
Pellejero Martinez Ruben has a special tie with China. Ruben set the background of his detective comic work Dieter Lumpen in China. He came to China to observe structures and the environment in order to make them realistic. This comic book incorporates many Chinese elements and has been popular among readers. It won the “Alpha Art” Best Comic Art Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 1999.