Manuel Alejandro Carmona was born on September 17, 1979 in Utuado, Puerto Rico where he grew up and lived most of his life until he moved to the United Sates almost twelve years ago. Manuel Alejandro studied art at the School of Plastic Arts of Puerto Rico in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts in Dover, New Jersey.
Manuel Alejandro, alongside Alvaro Cortez Ortiz Jr; are the Co-Founders of the comic book imprint Truthful Comics, he's also the Founder of Comics for Christmas; a non-profit initiative through which comic books are provided to underprivileged kids in low income areas and hospitals throughout Virginia 100% FREE.
Manuel is a Published Illustrator on a number of projects for various companies throughout the United Sates such as:
- Illustrator on Life With Zombie (written by Matt Herring), a cartoon strip
about a Zombie who has to deal with everyday life.
- Illustrator/Animator for Disenos del Arte Inc. (Ad Agency)
- Illustrator for Santillana Publishing (Educational Books)
- Graphic Artist for Isyis Skyline Clothing (Clothing Company)
- Penciller on Phazer (Comic Book Series)
- Penciller/Inker/Colorist on Phazer/Captain Action One-Shot (Comic)
- Illustrator for Super Compacto Magazine (Comic Book Series)
- Illustrator on RBA's Angels of the Seven Lights (Anthology)
- Cover Illustrator on Fred Peterson: The Mighty Warlord
Recently Manuel contributed his talents to RBA's Angels of the Seven Lights anthology, specifically a short story titles Rise inspired by Puerto Rico after the passing of Hurricane Maria. Currently he is hard at work on his creator owned comic book series Project: New Wave which will be published under his own comic book imprint Truthful Comics. He's already contributing to a comic book anthology titled Truthful Comics Presents, he's about to start working on what he describes as "his dream project" in which he'll be collaborating with the talented writer Darian Kovach; not to mention doing at least three dozen illustrations for an upcoming novel based on some of his own characters.
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