The town of Valladolid saw him grow up, come and go. While in Salamanca he graduated from Fine Arts, and later on he moved to Boston to study Illustration and Design. He currently lives in Spain. He is always searching for a way to see the inside and outside of things, to the extreme of sleeping with his eyes open.
Multiple Harvey Award nominee, Raúl Allén began working on comics alongside David Aja, with writers such as Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker on The Immortal Iron Fist, with Warren Ellis on SECRET AVENGERS and again with Matt Fraction on HAWKEYE. Allen has also worked at Image, on DRUMS with El Torres, and most recently on his Valiant Comics adventure, he has collaborated with Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Peter Milligan, Robert Venditti andEric Heisserer, drawing the series SCRET WEAPONS, and for DC Comics on Steve Orlando’s WONDER WOMAN #54 and #55.
As an illustrator, Allén has worked with Quentin Tarantino, PLAYBOY, ROLLING STONE, Billboard, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Washington Post, Wall St Journal, El País, and Adidas, to name a few. His projects have been selected and awarded by the Society of Illustrators of NY 49th Annual Exhibition, Illustration West 43, 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, and The National Drawing Award Gregorio Prieto. His work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, Washington, Rome, Berlin, Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Madrid and Barcelona.
His visit is made possible in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute.