Southern California-based artist José Ladrönn is a freelance illustrator born in Veracruz, Mexico. He is probably best known for his 3 years stint doing interior work on Cable. Ladrönn is a talented visual storyteller, as evident by his rather expressive covers. He has a great talent for previewing a story with a cover, so that the reader knows exactly what to expect once they open up the book. Comic book titles he has contributed to include Cable, Spider-Boy Team-Up, Superman Transilvane and Inhumans. In the 2006 he received an Eisner award (Best Painter/Multimedia Artis) for his work with writer and publisher Richard Starkings on Hip Flask: Mystery City, one of a series of Hip Flask one-shots published by Active Images. In 2004 he worked with the Chilean author Alejandro Jodorowsky in the story Tears of gold published in the U.S. by Metal Hurlant magazine. He also regularly contributes covers for various titles such as Marvel’s Incredible Hulk and DC Comics’ Countdown to Infinite Crisis: The OMAC Project. He is currently working on a further Hip Flask volume as well Final Incal with Alejandro Jodorowsky.