We Love Ibiza
We Love Ibiza!
A comic book trilogy
A light hearted and ecstatically fun trip down memory lane, telling the story of how the culture in Ibiza began and how it has evolved over the last 7 decades. Including all your favourite Ibiza clubs, DJs and crazy characters, a must have piece of Ibiza memorabilia for anyone who has experienced the magic of Ibiza.
Part 1 "The Golden Oldie Years" will be available from mid September 2024. BUT the best bit is, you can buy yourself a spot in the book! Meaning we will draw you in the Ibiza comic story. Spots are limited to 100 and go on sale in April 2024. Sign up with your email and be the first in line!
What is this?
“We Love Ibiza” is a comic book trilogy telling the story of how the culture in Ibiza was created and how it has evolved over the last 70+ years. It will be the first time that this story is all in one place, and certainly the first and perhaps the only time it will be told in comic book format.
The story will be split into 3 parts:
- Part 1 "The Golden Oldie Years" will cover up to 1986.
- Part 2 will be 1987 - 2004.
- Part 3 will be 2005+.
Part 1 will be published in October 2024. The book will be available to pre-order, at a discounted rate, from April 1st 2024. First in first served, this is a self funded passion project so if you don't want to wait, it's best to pre-order.
The book will be available in soft and hard cover. Part 1 will be around 150 pages long, 30x30cm, full colour. There will also be signed limited edition copies with extra content, limited to just 200 copies. So sign up with your email, so you don't miss out!
who's in it?
The most important person in the comic could be you! Yes you can be in the We Love Ibiza comic book. There will be 100 spots available in each book. It doesn't matter if you weren't alive, it doesn't matter if you weren't in Ibiza then, we will choose where to draw you, all we will need is a couple of good photos of you. Sign up with your email to be first in line.
There are many other people included, from the very famous to your everyday person, who may not be famous but has a great story to tell. Some of the people are no longer with us, such as Brasilio the Creative Director of KU and Tony Pikes who of course created Pikes. But with permission from their next of kin I have access to photos, stories and personal memories.
Of course we have many DJ's included, such as Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Terry Farley, DJ Pippi, Gee Moore, Jamie Jones...the DJ list grows daily. But it's important to note that we are also including those DJ's who started the original Ibiza sound, people you have likely never heard of, yet they played a crucial part in the original sound of Ibiza.
The Ibiza story isn't just about DJ's and nightclubs, there's so much more to this crazy little place. We will introduce you to all the soul seekers and experimentalists who followed a dream and made Ibiza their home.
Why is this being created?
The history of Ibiza is like no other, what was once a poor farming island is now one of the most famous and fiercely loved places on the planet. There’s nowhere else in the world which has undergone such a radical change in such a short space of time. The stories we have collected will blow your mind, make you cringe, laugh out loud, perhaps shed a tear and get goosebumps as you get lost in nostalgia.
It’s an important story which needs to be told before it’s forgotten, before the experimentalists, soul seekers and risk takers who created the magic of Ibiza are no longer with us. If this story isn’t recorded now, in 20 years much of it will be forgotten. As Ibiza lovers ourselves we can’t allow that to happen. But we can’t do this alone so please sign up with your email and be first in line to pre-order a copy or buy yourself a spot in the book.
How is this being created?
We have been working on “We Love Ibiza” for 1.5 years, it’s thoroughly researched, not just by googling online, but actually tracking down and talking to the very people who feature in the story. It’s been a huge PR project, tenacity and persistence has been key, whilst also allowing things to roll out organically. Gaining the trust of the people in the story has been crucial, plus also gathering the information in an efficient and smooth fashion without being pushy or annoying, but at the same time trying to keep to a deadline. It’s quite a balancing act! By the time this project is complete we will have interviewed over 400 people, completed 1000’s of hours of research online and read close to 50 books.
This will be a very unique piece of comic artwork, with 1000’s of hours of writing and drawing, several tonnes of passion and hundreds of buckets of love poured into it. This project is a complete labour of love, no big budgets, just us and our wild imaginations.
Who have we been talking to?
It would be quicker to tell you who we haven't been talking to. We are very pleased to say that everyone we have approached is very engaged and excited about the project. Below are just a handful of the brands we have spoken to so far, most are fully on board, some we are still in talks with. We are still to approach some brands, so don't worry if you don't see your favourite Ibiza brand below. As you can imagine it's a huge task getting everyone's permission, we are so grateful to those who support us, entrusting us to tell their brands story in the best way possible.
Who's creating this?
We are Make Me A Comic, a British company founded by Aura Gold. We are a team of professional comic artists and writers, and we create custom comic artwork for people just like you. Such as custom comic strips, custom comic books and custom comic covers. We have been in business since 2016, we only have 5 star reviews, and best of all, we love what we do!
We also create custom comic books for businesses to explain their product or service in a fun and entertaining way. We have worked with the likes of Microsoft and Google and dozens of other tech firms.
More recently we have also created comic storyboards for movie pitches, and product pitches, working with companies and individuals globally.
All I ever wanted to do was draw and create, I could draw before I could write. I have a degree in Illustration and I have studied painting in New York, Vienna and Greece. I started creating custom comics in 2011, it was a passion which quickly grew into a profession. As soon as I registered the business, the demand for custom comic artwork grew. I now have a team of 15 artists from around the globe.
In 2020 I moved to Ibiza and quickly discovered what a curiously wonderful and totally crazy history this island has. My natural curiosity and love of a good story is how "We Love Ibiza" came about. I never anticipated it would get so big, or involve so many people. It didn't need much of a push, things moved fast! I won’t lie, the procrastination was real, I questioned whether I could pull it off, got totally overwhelmed, had a freak out…and then would get a sign I was on the right path. I truly believe the story is so special and unique that it must be told so it's never forgotten.
I research and write “We Love Ibiza”, track down the people, persuade them to be in the project and interview them. I then take all these smaller stories and weave them together to create one single cohesive story which is informative, flows and entertains. When you're dealing with something as random as Ibiza, it certainly has its challenges, but with those challenges come some great wins.
I’ve been working for Make Me A Comic since 2016, I am a professional comic illustrator. I have been interested in comics since a very young age, I loved to copy my favourite characters out of the comic books, creating my own stories. Creating custom comic artwork everyday is my dream job, it doesn’t feel like work, I pinch myself everyday.
Aura and I work very well together, when she approached me with this project I had no idea just what I was in for. Like Aura said it’s been quite stressful at times, but once we truly committed it’s been super fun. I have never visited Ibiza but I'm beginning to feel like I've lived there for years after learning so much about this crazy island. Everyday I’m blown away with the stories Aura uncovers, sometimes I can’t believe they are true! It’s been a lot of detective work on Aura’s part, she’s great with people though, and her genuine passion and love for the project shine through. I'm not surprised that so far everyone she's approached wants to be in it and share their Ibiza memories with her.
I draw and colour “We Love Ibiza”. I start off by taking Aura's written brief and creating a rough sketch of the whole page. Aura then approves it, I then refine my drawing and colour it. Once the page is complete we send the page to a colleague to add the text.
We are artists full of great ideas but we aren't full of cash. Up to now this project is totally self funded out of my own pocket. The costs of producing and printing, plus storage and distribution add up quickly. Which is why we are asking everyone to pre-order the comic book, so we have the money up front to pay for everything.
We will start the first round of pre-orders for Part 1 in April 2024 and close it in June 2024. This will be the 1st edition, the 1st edition will have a secret surprise inside that no other subsequent edition will have. A gift from us to you for your support.
We will draw you in the We Love Ibiza comic book trilogy. Each part will have 100 spots up for grabs, we expect these to sell out FAST.
To be drawn in Part 1, the spots will be available for purchase from April 1st 2024 and the offer will close mid May 2024. With every purchase you will also get a hardback copy of the comic book.
Once purchased we will ask you for a couple of photos, they can be recent, they can be old, you choose.
It doesn't matter if you are 30 years old and weren't alive before 1986, we can still draw you in Part 1 of the comic trilogy.
You won't get to choose where in the book you get drawn, we choose that. Then when you get the book it will be a bit of. aWhere's Wally.
You can also help by sharing the project with anyone who you think might be interested. Word of mouth is what we are relying on. We hope that we have created a cool enough project that news will travel fast around the globe. So please share this page, share our videos, tell the world!
Yes we will have both Spanish and English versions available.
Actually yes there will. It won't be a standalone audio book though, it will be something you listen to as you read the book. It will narrate the story and also play music from that time period, creating an immersive experience.
The audio book will be available for launch in October 2024.
You will be able to buy it through the Make Me A Comic website and perhaps some outlets in Ibiza and the UK.
The comic book will be shipped from the UK or Spain. If you love outside the UK or Europe you can still place a order, just expect shipping to take a bit longer and to perhaps pay customs tax. There is nothing we can do to avoid that.