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Alé Mercado

Alé was born in Granada, Spain. Although he studied and worked as an industrial engineer, his passion always was comics. That took him to eventually quit his job with a major corporation and focus on graphic design. illustration and comics (which he considers the same discipline). Alé has been working in all areas of design as well as publish his own children books and comics.

Over the years his work has been gathering some recognition. Recently he was shortlisted for the prestigious Observer/Comica/Jonathan Cape Short Story Competition and earlier in the year he was also shortlisted for the IDI Irish Design Awards. He is based in Kilkenny since 2003 where he lives with Siobhán and their two children.

Shows

Sunday at the Exhibition Hub

Goods Shed, MacDonagh Junction

Stray Lines – A Live Reading of Comics from some of Ireland’s Best

Cleere's Theatre Bar

Stray Lines present a live reading of comics by some of the most promising indie comics makers from Ireland and beyond. This wonderfuly immersive storytelling event combines music, sound design, projected illustration and live performance in what feels like a combination of theatre, cinema and animation. Featuring the comic artists Sarah Bowie, Alan Dunne, Debbie […]

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Saturday at the Exhibition Hub

Goods Shed, MacDonagh Junction

Drawing History with Peter Diamond, Tomm Moore and Alé Mercado

Medieval Mile Museum

Vienna-based, Canadian illustrator, Peter Diamond leads an illustrated talk on how artists are driven to research and interpret folk tales and historical designs to inform and inspire their work and make the past a magical living present through animation and illustration. Also featuring Cartoon Saloon co-founder and two-time Oscar nominee for Secret of Kells and […]

€10
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Friday at the Exhibition Hub

Goods Shed, MacDonagh Junction