Born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Monterrey México. Emmanuel Valtierra Illustrator studied Graphic Design in the University of Nuevo Leon (UANL) and Photography in San Antonio College. After some time, he adopted the Aztec codex style for some of his works bringing him attention from the public. Releasing first a series of pop culture images, playing cards, and finally the book “Codex Valtierra”. The book had a Kickstarter campaign and was praised at the WorldCon 2018 in San Jose California which led him to win the Sidewise award the same year. In 2022 published “Codice Peregrino” with Vivian Mansour through “fondo de cultura economica” in Mexico.
The love Valtierra has for history has influenced him on all his projects. The goal is to keep teaching new generations about our past in a fun way in every media possible. In the future, Valtierra is planning to release more books, direct more videos, and work on more games for his public and followers.
Artist Style: Visual Art: Conceptual, Figurative, Icongraphic/Iconoclastic, Illustrative
Artist Medium: Colored Pencil; Computer; Drawing Media