Call Him Young Gun
This week we shine the Spotlight on a young artist we’ve come to love and appreciate, Josue Cubero.
Growing up in Costa Rica, Josue Cubero, loved drawing. As long as he can remember, he wanted to be an artist. He eventually set his sights on being a graphic designer.
But Cubero never considered a career in comics until he attended a local comic book convention. There he met Marvel comics artist and fellow Costa Rican, Dan Mora. Mora inspired Josue to try his hand at comics, leading to Cubero’s first comic series, Zyrk.
It wasn’t long before Cubero’s talent was recognized in Costa Rica and the comic conventions started inviting Josue as a guest artist himself.
Cubero is also an experienced writer, penning his own stories. In his upcoming book, Blackbird, Cubero delivers his own take on the urban crime fighter.
Blackbird features Cubero’s hyper-kinetic style.
Batman Meets Godzilla
Cubero’s Deviant Art page tells the story of an artist who is intimately familiar with American comic books. Thanks to his Grandfather, Josue was steeped in American culture as a chitold.
“My childhood, I spent a lot of time looking at those series that my Grandfather watched and he was very big fan [of the Batman TV series],” says Cubero.
Regarding the Batman Meets Godzilla project, the artist says, “This is my first project with this kind of team and idea. To bring back this idea of the crossover of Batman and Godzilla is amazing.”
For more of Cubero’s work, follow him on Twitter.
Project Batzilla is a group of fans dedicated to resurrecting the lost Batman Meets Godzilla movie.