Declan Shalvey, Golden Romics
The award-winning Irish artist awarded the Gold Romics: from Moon Knight to Batman, from Deadpool to Immortal Hulk to his latest work Old dog.
Declan Shalvey, author who has given extraordinary proof of his skills in Marvel, will be celebrated with the award of the Gold Romics during the XXXI edition of the Festival, scheduled from 5 to 8 October 2023 at Fiera Roma.
Born in Dublin, Shalvey began his career in independent comics in Ireland and the United Kingdom. He debuted in 2006 with the superheroes comic book Hero Killers, written by Andy Winter, and then moved on to American comics, drawing ten of the first twelve issues of the Boom! Studios 28 days later.
In September 2010 he made his first work for Marvel, for which he drew several series over the next decade, including Thunderbolts, FearItself, Dark Avengers, Venom, Winter Soldier, Deadpool, Moon Knight, Groot and Return of Wolverine, writing Civil War II: Choosing Sides and Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan.
In 2020 Marvel published Marvel Monograph: The Art of DeclanShalvey, a trade paperback wich collects the salient points of his collaboration with the media franchise.
For DC Comics he drew Northlanders, contributed to the anthology series American Vampire, All-Star Batman and Batman and the Signal, and graphic novelMad Max: Fury Road Inspired Artists Deluxe Edition. He collaborated with writer Warren Ellis on the science fiction series Injection, published for 15 issues by Image Comics from 2015 to 2017.
He has also written two Irish crime graphic novels, Savage Town, illustrated by Philip Barrett and Bog Bodies, illustrated by Gavin Fullerton, both published by Image.
Shalvey is a master of art and if there is one thing that is not obvious is his ability to give life to the characters, filling the plates with images that ignite our imagination. Known above all for his acclaimed Moon Knight with Warren Ellis, he is now working on Old Dog, a "spy-fi" series for Image, written and illustrated that tells the life of Jack Lynch, a once promising CIA agent who finds himself facing a final mission. In Old Dog Shalvey shows himself from top to bottom: he writes, illustrates and colours a cold and visually striking action/thriller story, between science fiction and hard boiled drama.
During the XXXI edition of Romics, Declan Shalvey will be the protagonist of a meeting to retrace his prolific career; his art will also be celebrated with an exhibition of his most important works.
The presence of Declan Shalvey is made possible thanks to the collaboration with the publishing house saldapress.