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PARENTS´ ABC: Y
(November 2014)
My illustration for the parent's column in Missy Magazine: "Y wie Y-Chromosom" (about intersex babies).


Pourquoi les régimes font grossir?
(October 2014)
My illustrations accompanying a dossier on the problems of dieting in Causette Magazine.


I ♥ cats but I am allergic to cat fur / SHOP UPDATE
(September 2014)
It's cat madness at my Society6 shop, so many options besides prints and shirts!


COMING UP...
(September 2014)
This summer I have being working on a children's book project to be published in Spain this fall. Updates soon.


TWIN PEAKS shirts
(August 2014)
In July and August my Twin Peaks shirt was the bestseller on my Society6 Shop.


PARENTS´ ABC: X
(July 2014)
My illustration for the parent's column in Missy Magazine: "X wie Xerox" (about kids imitating their parents' behavior).


LOST AND FOUND
(June 2014)
Illustrated posters for Lost and Found Market in Barcelona. Also an article on my work for them here.


PARENTS´ ABC: W
(May 2014)
My illustration for the parent's column in Missy Magazine: "W wie Warten" (about waiting for your kids).


Making Organ Donations Worthwhile
(May 2014)
“Why People Don’t Donate Their Kidneys” for The Opinion Pages of the NY Times.


Canadian Family Magazine
(May 2014)
2 of a series of spot illustrations for Canadian Family illustrating the "ages and stages" column.


Society6
(March 2014)
New art prints, t-shirts, totes, pillows, mugs, clocks, phone cases, etc. available on my Society6 shop. Click here.



PARENTS´ ABC: V
(February 2014)
My illustration for the parent's column in Missy Magazine: "V wie Verantwortung" (about being responsible parents)


Talking Mugs
(January 2014)
My mug designs for Kinto Japan are available from now here.
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Google, Tell Me. Is My Son a Genius?
(January 2014)
My illustration for the NY Times about the disconnect between parents' web searches and reality. Read the article here.


SAME OLD
(January 2014)
New Year, same old obsession: HAPPY NEW YEAR!


MISSY MAGAZINE' S 5th ANNIVERSARY
(November 2013)
I made a bunch of illustrations for a retrospective Dossier on Missy's 5 years history. Happy Birthday Missy!


PARENTS´ ABC: U
(November 2013)
My illustration for the parent's column in Missy Magazine: "U wie unterwegs" (about a traveling DJ-mom)


FRANKIE Calendar 2014
(August 2013)
My illustration for Australian Frankie Press. This illustration will be featured at their next lovely calendar, available for pre-order here.


PARENTS´ ABC: T
(August 2013)
My illustration for the parent's column in Missy Magazine: "T wie Tiger" (about a kid obsessed with a cat)


Nobrow POSTER
(June 2013)
Collaborative illustration with Paul Paetzel for a 2 color screenprint poster. Commissioned by Nobrow Press. Printed by James Jessiman.


NEW GOODIES
(June 2013)
My little shop is open again


PARENTS´ ABC: S
(May 2013)
My illustration for the parent's column in Missy Magazine: "S wie staunen über Elternsex" (about parents having sex)


TWO CHEERS FOR WEB U!
(April 2013)
My illustrations for the NY Times about Massive Open Online Courses. Read the article here.


Kuš! BOOKMARK
(April 2013)
My illustration for the bookmark accompanying issue #13 of the latvian compilation kuš! Available here.


FRANKIE MAGAZINE
(April 2013)
My illustration on the cover of australian Frankie Magazine.


PARENTS´ ABC: R
(February 2013)
Illustration for the Parents´ column in Missy Magazine: "R wie reisen mit Kind" (traveling with kids).


SHOULD THERAPISTS PLAY CUPID?
(January 2013)
My illustration for the NY Times about psychotherapists trying to romantically match their patients. Read the article here.


PARENTS´ ABC: Q
(November 2012)
Illustration for the Parents´ column in Missy Magazine: "Q like Quality Time".


ON MY DESK
(October 2012)
I was asked to contribute to 2 lovely calendars for 2013. This image will be featured at the Pikaland calendar. I am also on the cover of australian's Frankie calendar.


BYE BYE MOM!
(September 2012)
Illustrations for the german youth newspaper Yaez about moving away from home.

ANIMAL CHARMS
(September 2012)
These 2 illustrations got the Emerging Talent Award at the Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2012!
The topic was "amulets and charms". So happy about this!


SINGLE MOTHERS
(August 2012)
My illustration for the NY Times about the image of single mothers in the US. Read the article here.


PARENTS´ ABC: P
(August 2012)
Illustration for the Parents´ column in Missy Magazine: "P wie Partys mit Kind" ("P: like going to parties with kids")


IS THERE A "JULY EFFECT" IN HOSPITALS?
(July 2012)
My illustration for the NY Times about new residents starting to work at hospitals vs. experienced nurses and the supposed "risks to get sick in July". Read the article here.


FREEDOM VS INDEPENDENCE
(June 2012)
I did some illustrations for the July issue of the Rhode Island Monthly magazine. The story is about the points of historical interest on the historical foot path in Rhode Island (the Independence Trail) and the one in Boston (the Freedom Trail).


PARENTS´ ABC: O
(April 2012)
Illustration for the Parents´ column in Missy Magazine: "O wie ojemine..." ("O: like oh dear...")


BEST SALES TIPS EVER
(March 2012)
Illustrations for Pure Prestige Magazine, UK


PARENTS´ ABC: N
(February 2012)
Illustration for the Parents´ column in Missy Magazine: "N wie Neues Leben mit Kind" ("N: a new life with kids")


PIGS AND FOOD PRODUCTION
(February 2012)
Illustration for the NY Times about pigs' minds and the animal production system. Read the article here.


DOT TO DOT
(February 2012)
Computer Arts Magazine asked me to draw something for the illustrated "puzzles and quizzes", a mini magazine accompanying the february issue.


NEW YEAR
(January 2012)
Computer Arts Magazine asked me to illustrate the New Year´s resolutions of 3 designers featured in the mag.


ROODKAPJE
(January 2012)
My contribution to the exhibition around Red Riding Hood organized by Bries in Antwerp. Opening January 13th 2012. This original drawing will be on sale there.


LILA HAUT AB
(November 2011)
Illustrations for german NIDO magazine. In every issue they print a good-night story to read to the kids. I did 2 illustrations accompanying this month´s story.


YOU NEED A BIKE
(October 2011)
Commissioned posters for Vanmoof bikes.


SMITH JOURNAL
(September 2011)
Bunch of illustrations I was lucky to make for Smith Journal, the little brother of Melbourne-based publication Frankie.


TEACHER
(September 2011)
Illustration accompanying a debate among the NY Times readers on education.


MISSY MAP
(July 2011)
Double spread I did for the new issue of Missy Magazine. The topic was female comics creators.


HEADS
(July 2011)
Some of the heads I drew for our BIOGRAFIKTION poster. Available here.


PEDESTRIANS
(June 2011)
Illustration for The New York Times Opinion Pages. The topic is making cities more pedestrian-friendly.


WAR
(June 2011)
Personal work.


LE MONDE BUREAUCRATIQUE
(May 2011)
Page for the for the German edition of Le Monde Diplomatique.


HEADACHE
(May 2011)
On the right page my contribution to the zine "headache" printed by Édition du Livre. It features 120 portraits by 120 amazing artists. You can have a look inside here.



MOTHER´S DAY
(May 2011)
Illustration for The New York Times Opinion Pages. It’s about being a homemaker and how that’s changed throughout history.


TOTE BAG DESIGN
(May 2011)
hopefully available soon in my shop.


WOMEN´S HEALTH
(April 2011)
Illustration for The New York Times Opinion Pages.
The topic is women’s health specifically the problem of contradictory findings on the benefits and dangers of certain medicines and therapies.


MAXIM GORKI THEATER
(March 2011)
I made the cover for the magazine ›Gorki Planet‹ published by the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin.
The magazine is a collaboration between comic artists and dramatists on the occasion of the festival ›Reality Kills – Kriegsbilder im Comic und auf der Bühne‹, hosted by Maxim Gorki Theater during March 2011.
This issue of the magazine features great colorful comics by all members of The Treasure Fleet collective I am part of.


THE STRANGER screenprint
(February 2011)
Messing around with brush and ink and avoiding retouching in photoshop. This artwork features the characters of my comic "The Stranger" I did for the last Orang comic anthology. It will be available as screenprint at the "ORANG#9" comic releases parties coming up. The one in Berlin will be on March 26th from 21:00 at Sameheads, Richardstr. 10, 12043 Berlin more infos here.


ISLANDS
My contribution to the Treasure Fleet poster/ catalog we will be presenting at the Festival International de la BD in Angoulême from the 27th to the 30th of January 2011. Meet us at the Espace BD Alternitive - F33 and check our self published goods.
You can take a look at the complete Treasure Fleet collaborative map here.


MARDI GRAS
I found inspiration in New Orleans old pictures (January 2011).


LANDWEHKANAL, BERLIN
This is one of my favorite spots in Berlin. This illustration is featured on the Berlin issue of Inbox (12) (December 2010), a fanzine including 12 postcards drawn and written by 12 illustrators about their favourite city spots.
I have also printed a limited edition of winter greeting cards, check my brand new shop.


LIKE NIGHT AND DAY
Double spread for NOBROW issue 4 (November 2010). Available here.


PORN
My contribution to GINOZINE 3 (September 2010). Get your copy here.


BEER
Commissioned work for Moritz Beer. Printed on coasters and part of a special issue of Finerats Magazine, Barcelona. (July 2010)


HEAVEN
Illustration for The New York Times Book Review about the book "Heaven, our enduring fascination with the afterlife" (May 2010)



Part of my HIS & HERS series now to see and purchase at the SALON DE KONFUS exhibition till 30. May 2010.
NEUROTITAN Gallery, Rosenthalerstraße 39, 10178 Berlin.



À BOUT DE SOUFFLE
My portrait of the character Patricia Franchini (Jean Seberg) for the project postcardstoalphaville



BIRD
This is my contribution to the amazing project elmonstruodecoloresnotieneboca. Roger Omar collects dreams written by kids in different countries, to be illustrated by artists. Kids from Mexico, Spain, Brazil, France, Cuba and Germany have participated since 2002. It was fun to illustrate Myriam´s dream from Spain: "I dreamed that a bird screamed at my ear".



NEW WORLD
Submission for a new Nobrow Project



DIAMOND SOUP
Illustration for the next Übertonmensch CD Booklet
www.ubertonmensch.de



EDDIE MURPHY



PORTFOLIO POSTER



FATHER



DIAMONDS
I did this drawing for the "Chance Ten" competition organized by CWC Tokyo and I am happy to hear that I am one of the 10 winners. My artwork will be exhibit at the Gallery Next Door from October 10, 2009 to November 6, 2009 in Tokyo.



TOYBOY
I created these characters for an animation video. I have just animated a few seconds of it but you can see them move kindly animated by Pretty Monkey Studio here.



SINGERS



NIGHT



My gradparents´ house in the 60´s



FAMILY DISEASES SERIES
"Psoriasis", "Tuberculosis" and "Obesity" are part of my graduation project at the Berlin University of the Arts (2008). "Psoriasis" also won the "Best of show prize" (student category) at the 3x3 Magazine competition, New York (2008) and a bronze medal at the 9th International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan (2009).



FREUNDE
Small pencil portraits I did in 2007 while studying illustration at the Berlin University of the Arts.



PARIS PRINTS
Some of the prints I did in Paris at the École Nationale des arts décoratifs (ENSAD) where I studied as exchange student in 2006. I really enjoyed to work at the etching and the screen print studios there.
Pequeña y GRANDE Coco Chanel
(October 2014)
My Children’s book based on Coco Chanel’s biography is out! Available from Oct. 8th in Spain and online here.



Kuti #33
(September 2014)
My contribution to the new issue of the finnish comic magazine Kuti featuring this time German and Germany based comic artists. Read online or download here.


Ilustrarte 2014
(November 2013)
I am one of the 50 selected illustrators among 2000 entries to show my work at the ILUSTRARTE festival for contemporary children´s illustration that will take place in Lisbon next January.


Twin Peaks
(September 2013)
My comic-strip for issue #112 of the swiss comic magazine Strapazin. The topic is “TV series of your youth”. Watch the scene here.


Kuš! #13 Life Is Live
(April 2013)
Wraparound cover for issue #13 of the latvian compilation Kuš! Available here.




Biografiktion X Wrap Magazine
(April 2013)
This is a collaborative drawing from Paul Paetzel, Till Hafenbrak and myself (Edition Biografiktion). We draw it together for Wrap Magazine issue 7. The focus of this issue is on creative collectives. Available here.


Comic preview Kuš! #13
(March 2013)
excerpt of my comic for the upcoming issue of the latvian compilation kuš!. I also did the cover and a bookmark accompanying issue #13. Pre-order here.


Edition Biografiktion
(December 2012)
Portrait of Till Hafenbrak, Paul Paetzel and myself :)



Biografiktion ABBA
(May 2012)
Screen printed cover and 2 first panels of my 10 pages comic around ABBA.
Available here.



HUMAN NEWS 3
(November 2011)
working hard on our HUMAN NEWS 3 publication which will be released at our upcoming exhibition in London.
More Infos here.





CHINCHILLAS
(November 2011)
One of the panels of my comic coming up soon on the next Nobrow issue, Nobrow 6: the double. I am exited to see that printed since the line-up is amazing.



JUMBO AKACHAN
(September 2011)
I made this character for the great fighter-flip-book KAMPFKOLOSSE Till D.Thomas edited.
It’s riso-printed and features funny and furious characters from a lot of great artists.



THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
(June 2011)
Personal work from the series "The Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger.



SAUSAGES AND GRAVY
(March 2011)
First page of a 4 pages comic I did for the next issue of the anthology GANG BANG BONG !. I also did a colored version of one of the pages for myself.




HUMAN NEWS 2nd edition?
We are considering of printing a second edition of our "Human News 2" in a smaller size and adding some bonus material since the first edition was just 47 copies.
More Édition Biografiktion books here.



THE STRANGER
First page of my 10 pages contribution to the last ORANG comic magazine (# 9). You can order it at Reprodukt. It also includes comics by Klaas Neumann, Paul Paetzel, Sharmila Banerjee, Carolin Walch, Judith Mall, Anna Haifisch, Michel Esselbrügge, Verena Braun, Marlene Krause, Jul Gordon, Gosia Machon, Christina Gransow, Moki, Sophia Martineck, Jannis Esselbrügge and Aisha Franz.



HUMAN NEWS NR.2
This are my spreads of the brand new XXL issue of Human News. Drawn, printed, bound and cut by "Édition Biografiktion", that´s Till Hafenbrak, Paul Paetzel and me. Din A3, all pages screenprinted. Numbered edition of 47.
Available here




BIOGRAFIKTION NR. 2
Édition Biografiktion proudly presents issue nr. 2 of new biographical-fictional comics! This time we have chosen Eddie Murphy as protagonist of our comic adventures! more infos here.



HUMAN NEWS nr.1
Édition BIOGRAFIKTION started a new publication row in April 2009. We presented HUMAN NEWS at the FUMETTO Festival in Switzerland. More infos here.



DOROTHY DELAY
Short comic on the amazing violin teacher. It was published in Blutt Nr. 7 Luzern (2009).



BIOGRAFIKTION Nr.1
Paul Paetzel, Till Hafenbrak and I decided to get together and start self-publishing comics, so we founded "Édition Biografiktion" in the summer of 2008 . Our concept was to choose one celebrity per issue and mix biographical facts and crazy stuff in our stories. We consecrated our first edition to Reinhold Messner, the famous italian mountaineer.
We presented our first Biografiktion issue at the comic festival in Hamburg 2008. More infos here.



DEIN NAME SEI DOLORES (your name will be Dolores)
Some spreads of my graphic novel about old stories of my family. This is part of my graduation work at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) in the summer of 2008.



80´s MOVIES
The idea was to illustrate my favorite movies of the 80´s in one single page. My interpretations of "Coming to america" and "Tootsie" were published in "Sammelwahn" Berlin (2007) and "Bitterkomix nr. 15" South Africa (2008).



Q wie Querulant
One page comic about an annoying guest. I draw it in 2007 while studying illustration at the Berlin university of the Arts.


contact

Ana Albero
ana_albero(at)hotmail(dot)com

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biography

I was born in Alicante (Spain) where I attended a french school.

From 2002 to 2008 I studied Visual Communication at the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin, Germany.
During my studies in Berlin I specialized in Illustration, also in Paris where I studied for 5 months at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in 2006.

Together with the illustrators Till Hafenbrak and Paul Paetzel I founded "Edition Biografiktion" in 2008.

Since my graduation I work as a freelance Illustrator based in Berlin.



clients

New York Times, Nobrow Press, Moritz Beer, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Le Monde Diplomatique Germany, Missy Magazine, Smith Journal, Frankie Magazine, Nido Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, Pure Prestige Magazine, Yaez Magazine, Cartoon Network



awards

Cheltenham Illustration Awards, Emerging Talent Winner, Cheltenham 2012

Hans-Meid Prize, Nomination, Hamburg 2011

3x3 Magazine, Merit (Professional Show), New York 2010

22nd International Poster Biennale, Qualified, Warsaw 2010

6th “Chance Ten” Competition, Finalist, Tokyo 2009

9th International Poster Triennial, Bronze, Toyama 2009

3x3 Magazine, Best of show (Student Show), New York 2008

3x3 Magazine, Silver (Student Show), New York 2007


publications

BIOGRAFIKTION, Nobrow Press, London 2013

Kuš! Nr.13, Riga 2013

Wrap Magazine Nr. 7, London 2013

Nobrow Nr.6, London 2011

Human News Nr.3, Berlin 2011

Biografiktion Nr.3, Berlin 2011

Gangbangbong Nr. 2, Mexico City 2011

Orang comic magazine (# 9), Hamburg 2011

Nobrow Nr.4, London 2010

3x3 Magazine Annual 7, New York 2010

Human News Nr.2, Berlin 2010

Biografiktion Nr.2, Berlin 2009

Illusive Contemporary Illustration Part 3, Berlin 2009

Blutt-Magazin Nr.7, Lucerne 2009

Human News Nr.1, Berlin 2009

3x3 Magazine Annual 5, New York 2008

Biografiktion Nr.1, Berlin 2008

Bitterkomix Nr.15, South Africa 2008

3x3 Magazine Annual 4, New York 2007


exhibitions

Roodkapje in Space, group exhibition,The Bries Space, Antwerp 2012

Pizzafiktion!, Edition Biografiktion in London, The Old Shoreditch Station, London 2011

Beyond the empty, group exhibition, Needles and pens Gallery, San Francisco 2011

Art Trek 8, group exhibition, Mekanik Gallery, Antwerp 2011

Biografiktion at Ilu.station Festival, Miscelanea Gallery, Barcelona 2011

Salon de Konfus, group exhibition, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin 2010

His & Hers, solo exhibition, Alice Gryphius, Berlin 2010

Biografiktion, illustration and comics, B.Z-P Gallery, Berlin 2009


all images © ana albero