Ana Penyas, first woman to win the National Comic Award
The illustrator Ana Penyas (Valencia, 1987) has been awarded this Tuesday with the National Illustration Award for her first graphic novel, 'We are all good'. In this way,
The first graphic novel by the Valencian illustrator, 'Estamos todas bien', has been recognized for rescuing "the voice of a silenced generation".
The illustrator Ana Penyas (Valencia, 1987) has been awarded this Tuesday with the National Illustration Award for her first graphic novel, 'We are all good'. In this way, she becomes the first woman to achieve recognition. The award, granted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and endowed with 30,000 euros, has fallen to Penyas for "rescuing, from a family history, the voice of a silenced generation" , according to the opinion of the jury.
On the other hand, the opinion recognizes "the innovation and freshness of the graphic staging, as well as the ability to integrate resources from the comic and other media" in the pages of 'We are all good', which follows the life of the Ana's grandmothers: Maruja and Herminia .
Illustrator in the magazine 'Píkara Magazine', Penyas has published with the publisher Mil razones, Libros del KO, the cultural website 'MipetitMadrid', elHype and the magazine 'Yawning'. He has also collaborated with the musical-artistic collective Hits With Tits, the CIES NO platform or the Refugio Ilustrado project
In an interview with EL MUNDO on the occasion of the awarding of the FNAC-Salamandra Award for this cartoon, Penyas said: "Society tries to hide older people, especially women, hidden in the domestic space, they continue to take care of others, until that their health allows it, society should recognize the great work of caregivers to whom most of them have devoted themselves ". A situation that also made him reflect on the aging of society. "Beyond the issue of pensions, I believe that an aging society ends up being more conservative in every way."