Illustrator focuses on trail running in new comic series

Maxi González is merging his passions of drawing and outdoor sports. This comic is the result

January 17th, 2018 by | Posted in Trail Running | Tags: , ,

El 2018 viene cargado de novedades. Nace OUTDOORS COMICS, un nuevo proyecto en que intentaremos llevar nuestra experiencia con SURF & COMICS a otros #deportes como trail running, #ciclismo o cualquier actividad de #aventura o contacto con la #naturaleza . El objetivo sigue siendo el mismo, contar historias diferentes, y llegar a gente que habitualmente no lee #comics a través de temas que les interesen. We will begin 2018 with strength. #outdoors COMICS is born, a new project in which we will try to take our experience with SURF & COMICS to other #sports such as #trailrunning , #bike or any #adventure activity or contact with #nature . The goal remains the same, tell different stories, and reach people who usually do not read comics through topics that interest them.

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Maxi González is an illustrator and comic book artist who leads an active lifestyle. His project, “SURF & COMICS”, is one that he started with co-creator Tayfun Sezer about a year ago in effort to merge his two passions of drawing and surfing to create comics. Since then, he has created seven comics that have been shared in both communities around the world. 

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Now though, the artist is taking his series and expanding it to cover other sports – running being one-such recently featured sport. González’s aim is to take his experience in comics to other sports and activities related to adventure and nature.

Unsurprisingly so, he has created a plot-line related to trail running, called Night Trail.

“In the comic, we try the theme of running at night in the mountains, but giving a touch of humor and fantasy to the story,” he says. That comment is a nod to an eerie scene experienced while out on the run by a runner who supposedly loved running solo at night time. 

The series has originally been published in Spanish but translated for its English-speaking audience.