For this week’s Conversing On Comics, I wanted to introduce one of the big behind-the-scenes players in the industry who works with some of the top artists and has a hand in virtually all of the big new launches and reboots coming out of the Big Two the past few years. But unlike the editors, writers, artists and publishers you see in the credits or in interviews, this comics professional is unknown to virtually all retailers and fans — but is one of the top names in the address books of editors. It’s artist agent David Macho.
Macho has worked for the past 12 years representing artists from his native Spain, and has formalized his stable of talent as “the Spanish Inq.” With 24 artists, Macho’s roster is penciling, inking or coloring a large segment of mainstream American comics, including Uncanny X-Men, The Avengers, X-Men, Action Comics, Birds of Prey, Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Resurrection Man, Legion of Super-Heroes, Smallville, Blackhawks, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Stormwatch, Red Lanterns, Suicide Squad, Nightwing and The Hypernaturals.
Outside of the office staff of DC Comics and Marvel, I’d argue you can’t find anyone else with as many active connections in the industry. And that puts him in a unique vantage point to see all sides of the industry.