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Alé Mercado

illustration of Longlisted Folio Society Book Illustration Awards 2022
illustration of Illustration for Joseph Conrad's novel The Duel. Part of a series. Personal project. Graphite on paper.
illustration of Image backdrop for West Cork Podcast Live Shows combining dozens of monoprints.
illustration of Alternative Movie Poster for RAN. Series of 4. Personal Project.
illustration of Series of illustrations for the Medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Personal Project.
illustration of Alternative Movie Poster for Witchfinder General a.k.a. Conqueror worm. Personal Project
illustration of Alternative Movie Poster for Nosferatu. Personal Project
illustration of Series of gicleé prints for Blackstack Studios collective exhibition.
illustration of Short Graphic Story adaptation of Medieval poem The Three Ravens. Shortlisted at the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica 2017 competition
illustration of Short Graphic Novel Adaptation of Irish poem The Lament for Art O'Leary. Personal Project


Deep in the wild valleys of Kilkenny County (IRL) where the salmon runs free and cattle own both prairies and roads, Alé Mercado has been gathering some recognition in the fields of illustration, comics, children’s books, graphic design and survival instincts. Winters are dark and long but work keeps, somehow, pouring out.


Acrylic, Black & White, Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Digital, Gouache, Lettering, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Tempera, Texture, Watercolor, Monoprints, Crayon


Adventure, Children's Books, Comic Book, Historical, Landscape, Nature, People, Posters, Lifestyle, Edgy