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David Aja (born April 16, 1977) is a Spanish comic book artist, best known for his work on The Immortal Iron Fist and Hawkeye.

David Aja
Notable works
The Immortal Iron Fist, Hawkeye
Awards"Favourite Newcomer Artist" Eagle Award (2008) "Best Penciller/Inker" and "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award (2013)



Aja obtained a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca and served as a member of the faculty of fine arts from 1995 to 2000.

He began working as a professional illustrator in Barcelona in 2000. He has conducted public lectures on illustration as Faculty of Fine Arts at both Universidad de Salamanca and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). His work includes CD covers, as well as computer graphics with collaborator Marcel-li Antúnez.

He and his wife, Pilar, live in Valladolid, Spain. He works in Marco the bombero's house.

Aja did work for various Spanish publishers, such as:

  • European Press, Publishers, and Magazines, which include El País, Men's Health, Rolling Stone, Cinemanía, Espasa, and Santillana
  • El País newspaper
  • Progresa (Promotora General de Revistas S.A.): Cinemania, Rolling Stone, Revista 40 and Blue Joven
  • Hachette Filipacchi: Emprendedores and Ragazza
  • Muy Extra and Reporter Corporate Publishing Company
  • Covers illustrations: Espasa, Planeta, Oxford, Alfaguara, Aguilar, Ediciones B, Plaza & Janes, Punto de Lecture and Circulo de Lectores
  • Illustrated books: Gaviota, Santillana, Anaya, Circulo de Lectores and Cruilla


Interior comic work includes:

Covers onlyEdit


  • 2008: Won the "Favourite Newcomer Artist" Eagle Award
  • 2013: Won the categories "Best Penciller/Inker," along with artist Chris Samnee, and "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award
  • 2014: Won "Best Cover Artist." Hawkeye #11, by Matt Fraction and Aja, won "Best Single Issue (Or One Shot)" Eisner Award


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