By Francisco de la Mora

Having been a publisher and a writer for 16 years, I have a proven track record of working in the publishing industry and a wealth of experience in writing scripts for comics books. In 2002, I founded a publishing house in Mexico City, Editorial Sexto Piso www.sextopiso.mx, today one of the most successful independent publishing houses in Latin America with an office in Spain, and from 2010 to 2013 I worked for Turner Libros, www.turnerlibros.com, an international publishing house based in Madrid, as the director of the Mexican branch.

I have specialized in developing and managing editorial projects of all sorts, from art books to exhibition catalogues, from traditional literature and non-fiction to comics and graphic novels. A successful graphic collection I have edited, for example, is the 8 volume graphic adaptation of “Nueva historia mínima de México”, “A Brief history of Mexico”, for which I also wrote the text and oversaw the art direction and production.

In 2013 I moved to London with my family to gain a different life experience in another country and to pursue a Master's Degree in Cultural and Creative Industries at King’s College, London. Since then, I have also doubled as a freelancer on a number of personal projects related to publishing and writing; I have been taking care of my five-year-old son who has a disability, so working from home was a good choice for me during those important first years of his life. Now, as my son is older and doing well, I feel I am ready to take on a different challenge in my life.

Over the last 18 months, I have developed two new brands. On the one hand, I have created 22 Comics Collective, a personal platform to publish comics online. On the other hand, I am working also in Symbola Comics, a very formal project to help academics to deliver messages through the art of comics.