Gabriel Rodriguez (artist)

Gabriel Rodríguez Pérez is a Chilean comic book artist and architect, known for his work on the horror series Locke & Key. He also did the artwork for Subterranean Press's edition of Joe Hill's NOS4A2.


Rodríguez was born in Santiago de Chile.
Before starting a career as comic artist, he studied Architecture at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile where he got his degree and also a M.Arch. Due to the small scale of the comics market in Chile, Rodríguez had to work part-time as architect while drawing comics for art's sake or some extra income. His first commission was a set of illustrations for Mitos y Leyendas, a collectible cards game by SALO Publishing. Rodríguez spent 4 years working for them until he got a call from the US producers of the CSI TV series and IDW publishing crew, to make a comic version of the series. From then on he was able to work full-time as a comic artist.
Later on he was introduced to Joe Hill, author and son of Stephen King. Together they spawned the 'Locke & Key' series, which earned Rodríguez his first Eisner Awards nomination. After that, Rodríguez was commissioned by DC to draw Adventures of Superman and IDW's Little Nemo, Return to Slumberland, which earned him another Eisner Awards nomination.


Rodríguez was nominated for Best Penciller/Inker for the 2011 Eisner Awards for his work on Locke & Key. In addition, Locke & Key was nominated for "Best Continuing Series" and "Best Single Issue " for Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1.
In April 2015, his and fellow Chilean artist Nelson Daniel's work, was nominated for the Eisner Awards, winning Best Limited Series in July 2015.
He and Nelson Daniel were awarded the Grand Prize at the 2016 for “Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland”. He also won the "Best Chilean Comic Artist" Award at the FIC Santiago 2013.