Hi! I'm Alba, a comic artist from Galicia (Spain) who lives in London (UK). I love making comics and I write and draw my own stories with humour and a pinch of fantasy. This year I'm one of Broken Frontier' Six to Watch Artists and I self-published my first long-form comic Salamanca Blues.

I'm working on The Earth Blues Series, a collection of theme-related stories that I'm creating to build a memoir of the future of mankind on Earth. My series is influenced by climate change's terrible prospects, and I conceive with fantasy and humour the decadent outcomes of our society.

I started this project with a couple of stories inspired by the city of Venice: Marghera Blues, a fantasy short comic about pollution based on the chemical plant of Porto Marghera, and Forehead Blues, a sci-fi tale about social inequality and manipulation of public opinion. You can read a 5 pages comic draft of Forehead Blues on this website but I'm currently developing this story further and it's now a long-form exciting graphic novel full of humour and adventure! You can read here a review about my Earth Blues short comics.

My latest Earth Blues Series project is my graphic novel Salamanca Blues, which first part I published in 2022 via crowdfunding on Indiegogo and it's now available in a number of shops in London, A Coruña and Salamanca (see the list of stores here). In Salamanca Blues I imagine how life could be in Spain once most of its land has become a desert. This post apocalyptic story starts in the ruins of the city of Salamanca where a religious order controls the population with fear and superstition. Three characters will be forced to flee the ruins and cross the dangerous desert to find refugee across the mountains of the North. You can read here the Salamanca Blues review written by Andy Oliver at Broken Frontier.

Apart from The Earth Blues Series, I have other comic projects like Angel People, inspired in London, its Caribbean community and Punk music. I've also done short comics like School Walk, about childhood in war, inspired on the Syrian conflict.
I'm a member of WIP Comics group, a collective of UK-based artist and some of my mini-comics are in two of their anthologies: The Lucky Horn, a purely fun and crazy unfoldable comic which is part of the 2021 Lucky WIP Anthology Collection and that has led me to do my first motion comic!! And MoonFall, my latest comic which is part of the 2022 WIP XL Anthology, I'll be uploading updates about this soon, but it will be released in Thought Bubble 2022 Festival.

You can follow my work on social media, I regularly post updates about my work and upcoming projects (@alba_ceide on Twitter and Instagram).

If you want to know more about my art, check My Portfolio. I'm a visual development artist passionate about storytelling, concept art, illustration, storyboarding, cinema, comics, animation, and video game art. I'm also an Adobe mentor since 2015 and I give feedback and advice about illustration, visual storytelling, comics and concept art on Discord's Adobe Creative Server. If you are interested in my work, want to say hello or have a project in mind, fill in the form below:
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