The Valencian Ana Penyas, graduated by the ETSID and graduated in Fine Arts by the UPV, awarded with the National Comic Award
For his work ‘We are all good’
Ana Penyas (Valencia, 1987), graduated by the School of Design Engineering and graduated in Fine Arts from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), has been awarded the National Comic Award for 2017 for her work We are all all right. The recognition, granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, also entails a cash prize of 20,000 euros for the Valencian artist, who in turn becomes the first woman in history to obtain this award. Rescue the voice of a silenced generation At the time of opting for the work of Penyas, the jury has taken into account the author's ability to "rescue, from a family history, the voice of a silenced generation" and "the innovation and freshness of the in graphic scene, in addition to the ability to integrate resources of the comic and other media. The comic, in the words of the award-winning, "speaks of the elderly, of my grandmothers, but also of many other things, such as historical memory, repression, the feminist view of an era ...". "In fact," he continues, "I chose my grandmothers because they had not done anything supposedly remarkable in their lives: they have been mothers, housewives,wives ... and have dedicated themselves to taking care of others, like most of the women of their generation who almost did not have access to studies or work outside the home, there are few female intellectual referents of that generation because they either went into exile or died or something happened in their lives. " Author revelation in the Salón del Cómic de Barcelona Prior to receiving this prestigious award, Ana Penyas had already received a mention in VI Iberomérica Ilustra por Viaje al interior, and she won the seventh edition with Buscando un sitio. Penyas, who has participated in several exhibitions -both individual and collective-, has published with Thousand Reasons, Books of the KO, the cultural web MipetitMadrid, theHype and the magazine Bostezo, is an illustrator in Pikara Magazine, and was recently awarded as a revelation author in the Barcelona Comic Fair.