Wilfred Santiago is the creator of MICHAEL JORDAN: Bull on Parade, a New York Times Bestseller, and has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Paste Magazine, and Chicago Tribune among others. The critically acclaimed biography, 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente, was one of Library Journal's 10 best graphic novels of 2011, featured in Sports Illustrated, nominated for a Casey Award in 2011 and earned a starred review from Booklist. Santiago's work has been published by The New York Times, Marvel Comics, Sports Illustrated, Little, Brown Books, Dutton Books, DC Comics, and Fantagraphics Books.
Wilfred’s new graphic novel is the story of abolitionist John Brown, Thunderbolt: An American Tale Vol.1
Wilfred was born in Puerto Rico. He came to the United States as a youngster and in the early 90’s settled in NYC where he began his professional career at Milestone/DC Comics.
He now lives somewhere in the Midwest, among snakes, foxes and coyotes.
“There are three basic elements at play in a graphic novel narrative, the words, the imagery and the complete immersion of the reader to bring about its unique synchronicity. As a creator it’s useful to wet your toes in different things. Everything you learn becomes a tool in your tool box. Theater, video games, music, painting, cooking, whatever, you'll find the link and maybe a use.”