About me and stuff

My name is Edgar Cantero. I can write and draw comics.

I was born in Barcelona in 1981. Trained in the battlefields of literary contests, the highbrow Catalan cultural tradition was soon outinfluenced in my mind by Hollywood blockbusters, videogames, and English-language mass-market paperbacks.  My debut novel, Dormir amb Winona Ryder  (“Sleeping with Winona Ryder”, 2007) won the prestigious Joan Crexells award; the second one, the punk dystopian thriller Vallvi (2011), got me sizeably fewer honors and many more confused stares.

In Spanish, I have been a regular contributor to Spanish satirical magazine El Jueves since 2007, as a writer and cartoonist.  In English, I published the paranormal epistolar The Supernatural Enhancements in 2014.  It was followed by the horror/action/comedy Meddling Kids (2017), which became a New York Times bestseller.  There are dogs in both of them.

Since 2017 I live in Brooklyn, NY. I continue to write anything from short stories to screenplays.  My goal is to make beautifully-written popcorn fiction. My latest novel is This Body's Not Big Enough For Both of Us (2018).