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, 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,, 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.