Javier de Isusi was born in Bilbao in 1972. He is an architect who constructs stories, which have always been his passion, rather than buildings. An autodidact in the field, his work has developed mostly through the comic, a medium in which he has been the writer, the illustrator and almost always both things at the same time.
His most extensive work and that for which he has received most recognition is the comic series Los viajes de Juan Sin Tierra, published by Astiberri: La pipa de Marcos, La Isla de Nunca Jam�s, R�o Loco, and En la Tierra de los Sin Tierra, all translated or being translated into French, Finnish and Portuguese.
He has been nominated for many prizes for this work, including the Nacional de C�mic in 2007, and has won prizes on two occasions: as Autor Revelaci�n de los Premios de la C�rcel de Papel in 2004 and as Mejor Dibujo Realista de los Premios Diario de Avisos in 2007.
He publishes the series Historias del Olvido (Dolmen) as scriptwriter together with Luciano Saracino.
The Soldier�s Farewell is his first collaboration with Leticia Ruifern�ndez and also his first public work as author and he can tell you that never have so few words cost him so much.