Sergio García Sánchez wins the National Illustration Award 2022
The National Illustration Award 2022 has been win by Sergio García Sánchez, «an illustrator who expands the book format by taking graphic storytelling to other places», according to the jury.
Sergio García Sánchez has been awarded the National Illustration Prize for the year 2022, as proposed by the jury. The prize, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sport is endowed with 20,000 euros.
The jury highlighted that García Sánchez «is an illustrator who expands the book format by taking graphic narration to other places, and multiplying the possibilities of illustration with images that in themselves narrate». In addition, the jury pointed out that «he has his unique language, as well as a technique with a linear richness that goes into infinity».
The Ministry of Culture and Sport awards this prize to recognize and distinguish the work of a Spanish illustrator in the field of books and literature in any of the Spanish languages.
More about Sergio García Sánchez
Sergio García Sánchez (Guadix, Granada, 1967) studied Fine Arts at the University of Granada, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Drawing. His professional activity focuses on editorial illustration, comics, and children’s illustration.
He has worked for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Toon Books, Dargaud, Delcourt, Dibbuks, Ediciones Santillana, and Ediciones SM, among others.
He has been awarded the ÑH, APIM, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, School Library Journal, Kirkus, Festival International de Bande Dessinnée de Sierre & CBBD-Centre Belge de la Bande Déssinne. He has participated in exhibitions in Paris and Angoulême (France), New York City, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Barcelona.
Composition of the jury
The jury, chaired by María José Gálvez Salvador, General Director of Books and Reading Promotion of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, was formed by Daniel Torrent Riba, appointed by the Professional Association of Illustrators of Catalonia; Nuria Tamarit Castro, by the Professional Association of Illustrators of Valencia; Marina Hernández Ávila, by the Professional Association of Illustrators of Madrid; José Tomás Díaz Teijo, by the Galician Association of Illustration Professionals; Josune Urrutia Asua, for the Professional Association of Illustrators of Euskadi; José Antonio Tàssies Penella, for the Federation of Associations of Professional Illustrators (FADIP); Genoveva Tusell García, for the Center for Gender Studies of the UNED; Blanca Muñoz Gonzalo, for the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando; Karla Fernández de Gamboa Vázquez, for the Spanish Organization for Children’s Books (OEPLI) and Carme Solé Vendrell, for the Ministry of Culture and Sports.