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Across the River Styx With Heavy Metal Cover Artist Jose Quintero [17 Images]

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José Quintero, “El minotauro en su propia jaula”

José Quintero’s cover art for Heavy Metal #275 (also available in Spanish, in limited quantities, as Metal Pesado #1) is drawing rave reviews. The beautiful woman, warriorlike, serpent gadgetry perched on her shoulders (with USB and iPhone chargers dangling), roses in her palms, human skull at her waist—yet perhaps what sells it more than anything is that gaze, those eyes that have seen more than you’ll ever know, staring right through you:

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“Eva Coatlicue,” Heavy Metal cover art by José Quintero

“Light and shadow, fire and water, sea and land, heaven and earth, life and death,” writes Francisco Lugo Kampe in the current issue of Heavy Metal. “These are the classic dialectic dualities covered in a variety of graphic productions, but in Quintero’s work, any tension gets blurred by the undertones of pop nationalism and contemporary mythologies rich with the use of symbols both local and universal.”

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José Quintero, “Sirena Gotica”

Quintero has a number of favorite themes, one being the politics of his country, Mexico. A figure of a tortured minotaur and certain mainstream superheroes also show up in his work often. His “Caronte Suite” may be his biggest project. In it, a cartoony little girl—in silhouette not too different from Dora the Explorer—is on an endless journey over land and water with that old bony ferryman of the river Styx—Charon.

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José Quintero, “Caronte Suite 02”

For more of José’s work:
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behance.net/pepequintero
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planetabuba.blogspot.com

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José Quintero, “Caronte Suite 06”

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José Quintero, “Caronte Suite 19”

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José Quintero, “Caronte Suite 20”

Jose Quintero Futuro Jurasico

José Quintero, “Futuro Jurasico”

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José Quintero, “Totem Digital”

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José Quintero, “The Walking Dead—MX”

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José Quintero, “El minotauro en su propia jaula”

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José Quintero, “I Want You”

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José Quintero, “Daredevil”

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José Quintero, “La inesperada virtud de la ignorancia”

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José Quintero, “Juana de Ibarborou”

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José Quintero, “El minotauro en su laberinto”

Jose Quintero FIFA World Fuck

Jose Quintero, “FIFA World Fuck”

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José Quintero, self-portrait

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