comic from El Jueves #1420, 2004
Manel Fontdevila, born in Manresa, is a Spanish comic artist best known for his work for El Jueves. He began his career at the age of 15, cooperating with ecological associations, and from 1982, with the local publication Regió 7. In 1990 he studied Fine Arts in Barcelona, and started contributing to magazines like El Víbora, Makoki, Cairo, Tótem and Viñetas.
In 1993, he created the comic 'Emilio/a' for Puta Mili and for Camaleón Ediciones, he created the fanzine Mr. Bain Presenta with Pep Brocal and Padu. He additionally contributed to fanzines like Idiota y Diminuto. He became a regular artist for El Jueves in 1995. His best known creation for this magazine is 'La Parejita S.A.'. As a writer, he has worked with Albert Monteys on the serial '¡Para ti, que eres joven!' since 1997.
Between 2000 and 2004 he was the director of El Jueves magazine. Fontdevila has additionally written 'A Vie de Saint', a comic drawn by Alfonso López for the French magazine Fluide Glacial in 1996. A lot of his work has been collected in books by Glénat.