Joan Cornellà

Joan Cornellà

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Joan Cornellà Vázquez, better known as Joan Cornellà, is a Spanish cartoonist and illustrator known for the surreal and dark humor of his web comics.

Online History

On January 17th, 2011, Cornellà created a blog on Blogspot,[5] accompanied by an introduction post where he linked to an interview with the publication Tebeosfera.[9] On February 14th, 2013, Cornellà created a Facebook account, which has received over 2 million likes over the following two years.[2] Approximately one month later, on March 19th, 2013, Cornellà created a Twitter account, which has over 194,000 followers as of July 20th, 2015.[1] On May 20th, 2013, Cornellà created a Tumblr account,[6] accompanied by a post featuring one of his comics, which has accumulated over 340 notes during the following two years.[10] On October 20th, 2013, a dedicated subreddit was created, receiving over 300 subscribers in less than two years.[3] On July 19th, 2014, one of his comics was posted on /r/Unexpected, where it gained 2,981 votes (91% upvoted) in a year.[8] Cornellà's work can also be found widely on communities like Tumblr,[7] where some of the comics posted on his account have obtained thousands of notes (shown below).


Joan Cornellà Face

Joan Cornellà is also known for recurrently drawing an almost vacant smiling expression on his characters, in contrast with the overall violent and dark atmosphere of the comics. This expression has been often used in exploitables.

dat-soldier: replace anime character's faces with faces from Joan Cornellà's comics Good grief.

Personal Life

Joan Cornellà was born on Barcelona, Spain on January 11th, 1981. Graduated in fine arts, he has created work for numerous Spaniard publications, such as the magazines La cultura del Duodeno and El Jueves or the newspapers El Periódico and Ara, and has illustrated for The New York Times.[4] As of 2015, he has released four compilations of his illustration work; for the first compilation, Abulio, he won the Joseph Coll Prize in 2009.

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[1] Twitter – Joan Cornellà

[2] Facebook – Joan Cornellà

[3] Reddit – /r/joancornella

[4] New York Times – On Legs, Seats and Subway Etiquette

[5] Blogspot – Joan Cornellà

[6] Tumblr – Joan Cornellà

[7] Tumblr – Search for joan cornella

[8] /r/Unexpected – Joan Cornella, a master of the unexpected

[9] Joan Cornellà Blog – Mi nuebo bloj

[10] Tumblr – MAY 20, 2013

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