Manuel Marsol (1984, Madrid) obtained a degree in Advertising, film & media, and he has been working as art director for 3 years doing tv commercials. In 2012 he decided to focus only on his great passion, illustration, and he studied children’s illustration at EINA school (Barcelona).
Manuel has already published many books among those: Ahab y la ballena blanca, Edelvives, 2014, Madrid; O tempo do gigante, Orfeu Negro, 2015, Lisbon; La Metamorfosis, AstroRey Books, 2015, Barcelona; El gato de Brasil, Ekaré, 2016, Barcelona; Fantasías Extraordinarias 2, Ultrarradio, 2016, Madrid; “La Venus de las Pieles”, Sexto Piso, 2016; “A Minha Cidade: Madrid”, Pato Lógico, 2017.
In 2015 he was awarded the National Prize Banda Desenhada (Amadora BD, Portugal) – Best Children's Picturebook illustrations (Foreign Illustrator) for O Tempo do Gigante (Orfeu Negro); in 2014 he won the V edition of the Iberoamerican Catalogue of Illustration FIL Guadalajara-México and the International Prize for Picture Books by Edelvives. In the last 4 years he has been selected every year to participate in the Bologna Children's Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition.