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A sit down chat between Alex Grand and Jose Villarrubia, Eisner nominated Comics colorist and Professor of Art at various colleges, universities & museums on various key aspects of his life and career including renovating Richard Corben’s Den for Darkhorse. His personal and working relationships with Corben and Alan Moore are discussed, as well as his childhood reading comic books in Spain, moving to the USA in 1980, working as a photographer in the 1980s, entering comics with Jae Lee in the 1990s at Image Comics, working on Neil Gaiman’s Wheel of World’s, coloring for Marvel, DC Comics, Vertigo on titles such as X-Men, Batman, Spider-Man, Sentry, Sweet Tooth, Promethea, Tom Strong, Cuba, My Revolution, Django Unchained and more.
Edited & Produced by Alex Grand.
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00:00 Welcoming José Villarrubia
00:39 Richard Corben | Remastering Den
04:10 Growing up on comics
06:30 Meeting comic pros in Spain
08:19 Family background
09:40 Favorite films in teenage
11:10 Childhood Color appreciation
13:19 Favorite Marvel comics
15:44 Journey to the USA in 1980
18:33 Work in the 1980s
19:55 Collapse of photography in the late 80s
21:35 Getting into coloring the comics | Jae Lee
23:20 Digital coloring of comics
25:00 Crediting approach of colorists in the 90s
26:46 Supervision of Art-No space for innovation
29:52 Wheel of Worlds by Neil Gaiman
31:32 Uncanny X-Men – 360, 1998
32:38 Work for Veils and Flinch 1999
35:22 Veils dedicated to Richard Corben
37:39 Karen Berger | Vertigo
39:52 Alan Moore Pro Work
44:53 Alan Moore the Person
48:15 Interact with Editors
50:52 Color tone for Marvel and DC
51:52 Color palette for characters
55:21 Inking and coloring | Eisner recognition
55:53 Genre in coloring
59:01 The Sword and Sorcery | Color & Genre
01:01:04 Marvel’s America | Axel Alonso
01:03:02 Richard Corbin’s Den
01:07:47 Princess of Mars
01:09:01 DEN project director at DarkHorse
01:15:28 Viewpoint on nudity
01:20:46 Richard Corben: Flights Into Fantasy
01:22:18 Murky World
01:23:00 Richard Corben’s legacy
01:24:16 Wrapping up
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