Xavier Comas

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Barcelona, Spain

Award-winning book cover designer with more than 20 years experience working for publishers and independent authors worldwide.

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I am a book cover designer with more than 20-year experience, working for publishers and independent authors worldwide. Among my current clients are Penguin-Random House and Tuttle. I find working with independent authors to be a rewarding experience because I can establish a direct bridge between literature and visual art. My goal is not only to be able to translate visually the contents of the book, but also to help authors promote their work by creating compelling and enticing covers.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Travel
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Horror
Humor & Comedy
Inspirational
Literature
Poetry
Science Fiction
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design

Awards

  • Best Cover in Spain 2014
  • WINNER 2013 SBPA Book Awards for Best Cover Design

Work experience

Director and founder

OPALWORKS
January, 2000 – August, 2010 (over 10 years)

Founder of one of the foremost book cover design studios in Spain. Book cover art direction and design.

Founder

Self-employed
January, 1999 – August, 2006 (over 7 years)

Book Cover Design Director, Art Direction, illustration and design

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Viajo sola: Y no soy la única (Spanish Edition)

Samuel Bjork

Viajo sola. Y no soy la única.El nuevo fenómeno de la novela policíaca nórdica. Un hombre sale a pasear con su perro para recuperarse de la resaca y de su cargo de conciencia. De repente el perro sale corriendo entre los árboles. Allí el hombre descubre a una niña que cuelga de un árbol, balanceándose sobre el suelo. Con una mochila escolar en la espalda y un cartel alrededor del cuello que di... read more

Viajo sola. Y no soy la única.El nuevo fenómeno de la novela policíaca nórdica. Un hombre sale a pasear con su perro para recuperarse de la resaca y de su cargo de conciencia. De repente el perro sale corriendo entre los árboles. Allí el hombre descubre a una niña que cuelga de un árbol, balanceándose sobre el suelo. Con una mochila escolar en la espalda y un cartel alrededor del cuello que di... read more

Tiempo de Marte (Spanish Edition)

Philip K. Dick

En la árida colonia de Marte, lo único más valioso que el agua puede ser un niño esquizofrénico de diez años llamado Manfred Steiner. Aunque para la ONU sea un niño «anómalo» destinado a la deportación y a su destrucción final, otros –especialmente Arnie Kott, presidente del Sindicato local de Trabajadores del Agua– sospechan que el desorden de Manfred puede abrir una ventana hacia el futuro. ... read more

En la árida colonia de Marte, lo único más valioso que el agua puede ser un niño esquizofrénico de diez años llamado Manfred Steiner. Aunque para la ONU sea un niño «anómalo» destinado a la deportación y a su destrucción final, otros –especialmente Arnie Kott, presidente del Sindicato local de Trabajadores del Agua– sospechan que el desorden de Manfred puede abrir una ventana hacia el futuro. ... read more

Anonymus Rex

Eric Garcia

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La emperatriz de la seda

José Frèches

Booket. Madrid. 2010. 20 cm. 1279 p. mapa. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada. Frèches, José 1950-. Traducción de Roser Berdagué. Título original: Le toit du monde. En la portada: Martínez Roca .. Este libro es de segunda mano y tiene o puede tener marcas y señales de su anterior propietario. ISBN: 978-84-270-3657-4

Booket. Madrid. 2010. 20 cm. 1279 p. mapa. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada. Frèches, José 1950-. Traducción de Roser Berdagué. Título original: Le toit du monde. En la portada: Martínez Roca .. Este libro es de segunda mano y tiene o puede tener marcas y señales de su anterior propietario. ISBN: 978-84-270-3657-4

Descalza sobre el trébol y otros relatos (Books4pocket Narrativa) (Spanish Edition)

Benioff Friedman, David

Divertidas, pateticas, emotivas, conmovedoras, tristes... las vidas de los personajes que dibuja Benioff en esta coleccion de relatos son ventanas a una realidad que la prosa del autor hace nuestra. Un productor musical que promete el cielo a una desconocida cantante, apartandola de su banda y de su novio. Un soldado ruso, joven e inexperto, obligado a matar a una anciana en un desolado bosque... read more

Divertidas, pateticas, emotivas, conmovedoras, tristes... las vidas de los personajes que dibuja Benioff en esta coleccion de relatos son ventanas a una realidad que la prosa del autor hace nuestra. Un productor musical que promete el cielo a una desconocida cantante, apartandola de su banda y de su novio. Un soldado ruso, joven e inexperto, obligado a matar a una anciana en un desolado bosque... read more

Dejame Que Te Cuente (Spanish Edition)

Jorge Bucay

Demián is a curious and anxious guy who wishes to know more about himself. This search leads him to Jorge, a very peculiar psychoanalyst who helps him face life and find the answers that he is looking for with a very personal method: every day, Jorge tell

Demián is a curious and anxious guy who wishes to know more about himself. This search leads him to Jorge, a very peculiar psychoanalyst who helps him face life and find the answers that he is looking for with a very personal method: every day, Jorge tell

Sara y la anorexia (Spanish Edition)

Nieves Mesón

What can we do when a loved one is suffering from anorexia? Which way should we go when all types of therapy have been tried with no success? In a direct, no-nonsense style, the author answers these and other questions. Nieves Mesón guides us through the traumatic experience of Sara ―from the early stages to the full-blown development of the illness, until we discover the key to a new alternat... read more

What can we do when a loved one is suffering from anorexia? Which way should we go when all types of therapy have been tried with no success? In a direct, no-nonsense style, the author answers these and other questions. Nieves Mesón guides us through the traumatic experience of Sara ―from the early stages to the full-blown development of the illness, until we discover the key to a new alternat... read more

A Woman of Bangkok

Jack Reynolds

Acknowledged as one of the most memorable novels about Thailand, “A Woman of Bangkok” was first published to critical acclaim in London and New York in the 1950s and is a classic of Bangkok fiction. Set in 1950s Thailand, this is the story of an Englishman’s infatuation with a dance-hall hostess named Vilai. No ordinary prostitute, Vilai is one of the most memorable in literature’s long line o... read more

Acknowledged as one of the most memorable novels about Thailand, “A Woman of Bangkok” was first published to critical acclaim in London and New York in the 1950s and is a classic of Bangkok fiction. Set in 1950s Thailand, this is the story of an Englishman’s infatuation with a dance-hall hostess named Vilai. No ordinary prostitute, Vilai is one of the most memorable in literature’s long line o... read more

Los Muertos Si Hablan (Spanish Edition)

Byron Khun de Prorok

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El lugar más feliz del mundo (NO FICCIÓN) (Spanish Edition)

David Jiménez

David Jiménez vuelve al reporterismo literario que ha convertido su libro Hijos del monzón en un éxito internacional y nos traslada con sus crónicas a un mundo de paraísos perdidos, guerras olvidadas, héroes improbables y lugares marcados por los extremos de la condición humana, sus luces y sombras.El lugar más feliz del mundo es como el dictador de Corea del Norte describe la más brutal y des... read more

David Jiménez vuelve al reporterismo literario que ha convertido su libro Hijos del monzón en un éxito internacional y nos traslada con sus crónicas a un mundo de paraísos perdidos, guerras olvidadas, héroes improbables y lugares marcados por los extremos de la condición humana, sus luces y sombras.El lugar más feliz del mundo es como el dictador de Corea del Norte describe la más brutal y des... read more

La tabla esmeralda (Spanish Edition)

Carla Montero Maglano

Dos historias de amor separadas en el tiempo pero unidas por el misterio de un cuadro desaparecido. Un peligroso juego de amenazas e intereses ocultos que cambiará la vida de los protagonistas para siempre Madrid, en la actualidad: hasta que El Astrólogo se cruzó en su camino, Ana, una joven historiadora del arte del Museo del Prado, llevaba una vida tranquila junto a Konrad, un rico empresari... read more

Dos historias de amor separadas en el tiempo pero unidas por el misterio de un cuadro desaparecido. Un peligroso juego de amenazas e intereses ocultos que cambiará la vida de los protagonistas para siempre Madrid, en la actualidad: hasta que El Astrólogo se cruzó en su camino, Ana, una joven historiadora del arte del Museo del Prado, llevaba una vida tranquila junto a Konrad, un rico empresari... read more

El club del té (Spanish Edition)

Vanessa Greene

Tres mujeres muy diferentes se conocen y se quedan prendadas del mismo juego de té vintage en un mercadillo de Sussex. Deciden compartirlo... y terminan trabando una amistad que cambiará sus vidas. Jenny se muere de ganas de casarse con Dan. Pero, tras años de silencio, recibe noticias de la mujer que puede dar al traste con sus sueños. Maggie ha superado una ruptura matrimonial y está prepara... read more

Tres mujeres muy diferentes se conocen y se quedan prendadas del mismo juego de té vintage en un mercadillo de Sussex. Deciden compartirlo... y terminan trabando una amistad que cambiará sus vidas. Jenny se muere de ganas de casarse con Dan. Pero, tras años de silencio, recibe noticias de la mujer que puede dar al traste con sus sueños. Maggie ha superado una ruptura matrimonial y está prepara... read more

Buddhism Plain and Simple: The Practice of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day

Steve Hagen

Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular.When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longt... read more

Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular.When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longt... read more

Botchan (Tuttle Classics)

Soseki Natsume

A modern classic in Japan on par with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Catcher in the Rye, Botchan is a very popular Japanese novel and still widely read decades after its first publication.Botchan, a timeless Japanese novel written by Japan's most beloved novelist, Soseki Natsume, is now available in a revised edition featuring a new foreword by Dennis Washburn, Professor of Asian an... read more

A modern classic in Japan on par with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Catcher in the Rye, Botchan is a very popular Japanese novel and still widely read decades after its first publication.Botchan, a timeless Japanese novel written by Japan's most beloved novelist, Soseki Natsume, is now available in a revised edition featuring a new foreword by Dennis Washburn, Professor of Asian an... read more

The Age of Aging: How Demographics are Changing the Global Economy and Our World

George Magnus

The year 2008 marks the beginning of the baby boomer retirement avalanche just as the different demographics in advanced and most developing countries are becoming more pronounced. People are worrying again that developments in global population trends, food supply, natural resource availability and climate change raise the question as to whether Malthus was right after all. The Age of Aging e... read more

The year 2008 marks the beginning of the baby boomer retirement avalanche just as the different demographics in advanced and most developing countries are becoming more pronounced. People are worrying again that developments in global population trends, food supply, natural resource availability and climate change raise the question as to whether Malthus was right after all. The Age of Aging e... read more

The Spectacle of Let: The Oliet & Obit

Samuel Zamarripa

Open Samuel Zamarripa’s debut novel, The Spectacle of Let – the Oliet and Obit, and embark on a literary journey through the imaginative work of his protagonist, Otto Cristóbal Almeida, and his mysterious manuscript, The Voice of the Looking Mountains, a book within a book. Almeida has a fantastic story to tell about Creation and the first spoken word of God. It is a tale spun from the boundle... read more

Open Samuel Zamarripa’s debut novel, The Spectacle of Let – the Oliet and Obit, and embark on a literary journey through the imaginative work of his protagonist, Otto Cristóbal Almeida, and his mysterious manuscript, The Voice of the Looking Mountains, a book within a book. Almeida has a fantastic story to tell about Creation and the first spoken word of God. It is a tale spun from the boundle... read more

Un cuento oscuro (Spanish Edition)

Naomi Novik

Agnieszka tiene un don: es capaz de romper, manchar o perder cualquier cosa que lleve puesta en cuestión de segundos. Vive en el valle con su familia y es feliz en su pequeño y asilvestrado hogar.Pero la maligna y retorcida presencia del Bosque se cierne desde hace años sobre todos ellos. Para protegerse, el pueblo confía en el poder de un misterioso mago conocido como el Dragón, el único capa... read more

Agnieszka tiene un don: es capaz de romper, manchar o perder cualquier cosa que lleve puesta en cuestión de segundos. Vive en el valle con su familia y es feliz en su pequeño y asilvestrado hogar.Pero la maligna y retorcida presencia del Bosque se cierne desde hace años sobre todos ellos. Para protegerse, el pueblo confía en el poder de un misterioso mago conocido como el Dragón, el único capa... read more

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Pete Schoemann

This is the third story Xavier has helped me present to the world. Each time, he makes the cover enticing and appropriate for the genre and he makes the interior look as professional as any book I've read. I look forward to collaborating with Xavier again.

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Pete Schoemann, July 2018


Marcos Hernandez

This is my second time working with Xavier and I won't hesitate to contact him when I am ready for another book cover. He's that good!

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Marcos Hernandez, June 2018


Justin Anderson

Xavier produced a really beautiful cover - his creativity with the font was what made it really jump out. I would definitely use him again.

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Justin Anderson, June 2018


Marcos Hernandez

I had a wonderful experience and will be looking to work together again in the near future!

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Marcos Hernandez, May 2018


Pete Schoemann

Now I have had the opportunity to work with Xavier on both interior design and cover design. He is a professional and knows what he’s doing. Xavier will keep working with you to get exactly what you want and he won’t settle for average. I’m very excited to publish my first works and he has greatly increased my excitement. Today several people told me they were impressed how great my cover is. T...

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Pete Schoemann, April 2018

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