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Manuel Bartual

Writer, strip cartoonist and audiovisual creator

Manuel Bartual (Valencia, 1979) has written and directed a dozen short films and a feature-length film (Todos tus secretos, 2014), has drawn comic strips in publications such as El Jueves and Orgullo y Satisfacción and has designed for El País, Santillana, Astiberri and Es Pop, to name a few. He also directs together with Alba Diethelm the publishing imprint ¡Caramba!, which specialises in humorous comics. In 2017 the tale of his mysterious holidays become a worldwide trending topic and it was read via Twitter by hundreds of thousands of people. In the summer of 2018 he again surprised people with the story of Nela García (#RedMonkey), which he created together with Modesto García. El otro Manuel (Planeta, 2018) is his first novel on paper.

Update: 6 May 2019

Has participated in

Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest