Gavin Rodrigues, a former Marvel UK Editor and Artist, is creating a limited edition print for the LOST 2020 event in Hawaii May 21 – 24! The piece, which features several cast members and themes, is incredibly detailed. He has been kind enough to share images with us as he works and it’s stunning!
Gavin will be joining us and his friend Andrew Divoff in Hawaii during the wrap party. Prints will be available for purchase and will be signed by Gavin and Andrew. For more information on the Wrap Party, click here.
About the Artist
Never having had any formal education or artistic training but an avid comic-book fan , Gavin set up his own fanzine called El Clan (Organo de Agitacion Marveliana) in 1984. This critically acclaimed fanzine was to become a launch pad for many of its contributors careers, most of which would end up working for Planeta Agostini. It was at this point Gavin met Pere Olive (Art Director of Comics Forum which was publishing Marvel Comics at the time) and Jordi Sole (Editor Chief ) both of which encouraged him to develop his talent as an artist and graphic designer.
It was a great launch pad for everyone involved for getting into Comics Forum (Marvel Comics in Spain) and the opportunity of a lifetime. Gavin would spend the next eight years working as a freelance graphic designer, letterer and translator and comic strip artist…
Circa 1992 he had his own studio set up at home. He was working for the five major Comic Book Editors in Barcelona and was doing the odd comic strip here and there. Life was good…and incredibly boring. Barcelona is a beautiful city, but career options where pretty limited. So he decided to close the studio and move to England, where he landed a job as a Graphic Designer and letterer for Marvel UK.
Although his job description initially was Graphic Designer, this changed as soon as he met Paul Neary (Editor-in-Chief) who quickly promoted him to ‘talent hunter’ as soon as he found out that he had contacts in Spain. Marvel was expanding and needed ‘new blood’ and there was plenty of that in Spain…Carlos Pacheco, Pasqual Ferry and Sal Larroca where the first three artists that he signed up, followed by Ramon Rosanas. For a while everyone was happy, but all good things come to an end. In 1993 Marvel UK was taken over by Panini and everyone involved in the Marvel UK ‘make-over’ where shown the door.
Now, after many years, Gavin’s life has turned full circle and he is going back to his roots in the comic book and Sc-fi industry, striking a balance between portrait tattooing and drawing.