Joan Cornella

Not much is known about Joan Cornellà’s personal life. He was born in Barcelona in 1981, where he received his fine arts training. As a graduate, Joan worked for several publications and newspapers as an illustrator, such as La Cultura del DuodenoEl PeriódicoAra and El Jueves. His drawings found their place even in The New York Times. The artist finds inspiration in the comedy sketches of Monty Python and the work of other cartoonists like Helge Reumann and Glen Baxter. Some other, not quite so usual sources include the aggressive behavior, blackouts, temporary blindness and even the ingestion of bad food that causes hallucinations. Since recently, Cornella has found the work of a Spanish cartoonist Molg H to be very inspiring.