- Issue date: 10/02/2004
- Printing Process: Huecograbado
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm.(horizontales)
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,27 €
- Print run: 1.000.000 de minipliegos
- Dented: 13 3/4
The School Letterewriting Programme begins this year with a new edition devoted to Youth Cartoons . The minisheet is made up of 4 stamps and 12 vignettes with no postal value devoted to the twelve months of the year. They belong to the comic Trazo y Tiza by Miguelanxo Prado which has obtained international recognition and received the most prestigious awards.
Miguelanxo Prado was born in A Coruña in 1958, and began from very young to create graphic stories. In the decade of the eighties he began to publish in the most important comic magazines of the time such as Cairo, Cimoc, Comix Internacional, El Jueves and Zona 84 . He is the author of series such as Fragmentos de la Enciclopedia Délfica, Startos, Cronicas incongruentes, Quotidiaíia delirante, Manuel Montano and Trazo y Tiza with which he obtains his biggest success. Besides comics he also illustrates books, cinema and theatre posters and various TV characters. He has collaborated in Men in Black produced by Steven Spielberg and from 1998 edits Viñetas desde O Atlantico , and manages the Comic Show which takes place in the summer in A Coruña. In Trazo y Tiza , published by Norma in 1993, the author tells the story of some characters who live in a remote island in the middle of the ocean that does not appear in the navigation charts. The island is ruled by a solitary lighthouse and throughout the story intimate feelings are shown. Miguelanxo Prado reflects in his drawings and throughout the different colours the atmospheric climate of the island, the time of day in which action takes place and the state of mind of the characters. The school letter writing series began to be issued in 1998 with Escenas del Quijote . In 1999 it was devoted to the Stamp, a faithfull companion and from 2000 to 2002 to the Historia de España.