Kóte Carvajal (1978) lives with his lovely wife and three bunnies in Santiago City downtown in Chile. Since 2008, he works as Comic Book Colorist for many different projects from USA, New Zealand, UK and Chile.
Since he was a shy boy from an humble Santiago district called Cerrillos, Kóte has been fan of animes, movies and comics. Superman, Astro Boy, Mazinger-Z, Spiderman and many many others are his favorites characters which enjoyed drawing every time he could.
After graduating High school and a frustrated entrepreneurship’s attempt, Kóte decided to back to his child’s passion and started working exclusively for Comic Book industry. After years without drawing, he thought that the best option for him was studying Coloring techniques by himself. Chile doesn’t have a comic book industry, so the only possibility for Kóte to develop his career was through projects in foreign markets. Thanks to internet, forums, DeviantArt and best friends who were already working in the industry, Kóte could get a baseline for work quality (and budget) in order to survive month-to-month by coloring comic books.
The 2014 was a important year to level up coloring skills. To obtain better and bigger projects, Kóte took workshops with talented illustrators that allowed him to widen his network of editors, writers and artists.
In order to get him back on track as Writer, Kóte attended two writing courses with the ambitious goal in mind: to publish 10 graphic novels during next twenty years. A long shot, for sure.
The 2016 was the publication debut year: “Corazón Nerd” and “El Colorista Nana”. The next year was for working in his third book, a biographical graphic novel of a Chilean historic character called “El Cardenal” published in January 2018, available in all the bookstores of the country and winner of the IBBY Chile prize of Best Graphic Novel of the year.
Nowadays, Kóte is writing and coloring an all ages sci-fi/adventure graphic novel called “Príncipe Yu”, an adaptation of the life of the Salesian Saint John Bosco and a secret project related to the founding of Chile by Spanish conquerors.
I'm looking for new projects for coloring during this year. I'll be available since May for coloring comic pages and covers or pinups.
- Comic pages (USD $60)
- Covers (USD $120)
- Pinups Character without background (USD $60)
Character + background (USD $80)
Payment through PayPal. E-mail: contact [at] kotecarvajal [dot] com