The town of Valladolid saw him grow up, come and go. While in Salamanca he graduated from Fine Arts, later on he moved to Boston to study Illustration and Design. He currently lives in Spain. He is always searching for a way to see the inside and outside of things, to the extreme of sleeping with his eyes open.
Multiple Harvey Award nominee, Raúl Allén has worked for Marvel comics alongside David Aja, with writers such as Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker on ‘The Immortal Iron Fist’; with Warren Ellis on ‘Secret Avengers’; and again with Matt Fraction on ‘Hawkeye’. Allen has also worked with Image on ‘Drums’ with El Torres, and most recently on his Valiant Comics adventure he has collaborated with Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Peter Milligan, Robert Venditti and Eric Heisserer drawing the series ‘Secret Weapons’. He’s currently working with Vita Ayala on “Livewire”, also for Valiant.
As an illustrator, Allén has worked with Quentin Tarantino, Playboy, RollingStone, Billboard, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Washington Post, Wall St Journal, El País, and Adidas to name a few. And his work has been selected and awarded by the Society of Illustrators of NY 49th Annual Exhibition, Illustration West 43, 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, The National Drawing Award Gregorio Prieto. He takes part in the itinerant exhibition ‘The color of Optimism’, a selection of the best contemporary Spanish illustrators. His work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, Washington, Rome, Berlin, Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Madrid and Barcelona.
Raúl Allén is a joint guest with Medusa Comics.