We had the good fortune of connecting with Miguel Yurrita and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miguel, why did you pursue a creative career?
Mainly, because it pursued me first. Before I even knew comics and art could be a viable career choice, I was already drawing. So, as I got older the drawings developed a portfolio and the portfolio helped start the career. As to why this existed in me early on, I would have no real idea. But, I think it’s either a burning passion carried over from a previous life or I was just REALLY into cartoons.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In an attempt to set myself apart from other cartoonists and sequential artists, I concentrate on style versatility. I believe that being able to shift art styles allows for a great range of ways to approach any given comic or story. The approach does come with it’s own set of problems and sub-sets of problems to work through but working through these stylistic decisions every time to land on a particular style for a comic or piece is one of the most exciting parts of the process. It’s also a lot of trial and error but it’s worth it when/if it all comes together because it can create a truly impactful reading experience. Or at least I hope it does.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Even pre-corona, I was a couple of dog walks away from being a total recluse. So, I wouldn’t really know too many places but we’d definitely get some fritanga a couple of times.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d be nothing if it weren’t for my parents and siblings. Special shoutout to Tom Hart, Justine Mara Anderson, Leela Corman and everyone from faculty to students at The Sequential Artists Workshop for their mentorship and support. Shoutout to Elly Lonon, Joan Reilly, Andre Frattino, Gabriel Sorondo, Radiator Comics, Funk inc. and the many other talented people I’ve been able to meet and collaborate with. And a final but heartfelt shoutout to people that follow and say encouraging things, they seriously don’t have to do either but they do both and I appreciate it with my entire being!!
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