●COMIC● EdFramed season 5


EdFramed season 5

Published online daily from June 14 to November 20, 2024
160 strips | B&W

Read it in English, Spanish and Basque in Frozeen.
Follow EdFramed in: facebook and instagram.

Collected in:
● EDFRAMED 5 (coming soon)



Illustration and cover design for SPACE COROLLA's latest album CATASTROPHIZING. 


Guitars/vocals: Johan Rivera
Bass: Hector Flores
Drums: Pablo Prieto
Mixed by Mike de Gracia (My Plvce Recordings)
Mastered by Troy Glessner (Spectre Studio
Cover design by Ioannes Busca (AA&NN Ltd.)
Illustration by Ian Nose


1. Burning Bridges (3:32)
2. Knowing is Optional (2:52)
3. Bad Day (2:33)
4. God Works in Mysterious Clichés (3:41)
5. Morning Apologies (2:48)
6. Pokemoning (3:47)
7. My Songs are Out to Get Me (3:32)
8. Maracuya Girl (3:39)
9. Sell Your Meds (4:26)
10. Common Issues (4:13)
11. Catastrophizing (1:06)
12. Drunk Driving Jam Sessions (5:31)


Producer: Space Corolla
Release date: 2022-XII-24
Format: MP3 | FLAC
Duration: 41 min 40s
Retail price: $11


●ILLUSTRATION● ProAutomated The Little Green Book

Seven digital illustrations created for ProAutomated to illustrate the company values collected in THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK brochure that was distributed internally.


Publisher: ProAutomated
Release date: 2021-XII-17
Language: English
Number of pages: 20
Size: 4.2×6 in (10.7×15.25 cm)

●INTERVIEW● Lau haizetara


Interview for Lau haizetara radio show presented by Asier Txakartegi broadcasted from Monday to Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm in Bizkaia Irratia.


Broadcaster: Bizkaia Irratia
Live air date: 2020-VIII-26
Language: Basque
Interview duration: 13 min 12s

INTERVIEW by Asier Txakartegi

We're going to continue with cultural things; we have a comic book in our hands, EdFramed 4 by Ian Nose, published in English, Spanish and Basque. And behind the nickname "Ian Nose" we have Ioannes Busca from Oñati. Ioannes lives in the United States of America and here we have him with us. Ioannes, we have to say good morning because it's 7:11am over there, isn't it?

Yes, that's right, the Sun is rising here right now.

And what's the weather going to be like? Do you know the weather forecast for today?

It's going to be hot. These days have been hot and it's going to continue like that today.

Alright. We've mentioned Ian Nose, but we're talking with Ioannes Busca, aren't we?

Yep, my name is Ioannes but whenever I draw comics I use the nickname Ian Nose.

Great. And in what ways do you publish your comics? This time you've published a book that collects your comics, right?

Yes. EdFramed is a character I started drawing in 2011. I started to draw it as a comic strip, like the ones that were published -and well, continue to be published- in the newspapers: strips such as Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes. But instead of publishing on a newspaper, what I do is I publish mine daily, in platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and after two or three months I collect them and publish them in book format.

And this book you published in English, Spanish and Basque. You've always done it that way?

Yep, always. The original comics are in Basque. I translate them to Spanish and then with the help of my wife, to English. So there are three books; I use green for the Basque version, yellow for the Spanish version and blue for the English one. So it's the exact same book but the color of the cover varies for each edition.

And if anybody wants to acquire an EdFramed book, where can they do that?

The best way is to go on the website of the publishing house I created to publish my comics. Its name is AHABI, the same as the fruit* A-H-A-B-I. So if you go into ahabi.net you can find the links to Amazon, Apple Books, ComiXology... various platforms, and you can purchase the book from there. You can also find links to read them for free in there. So, that's the best way: ahabi.net.

And EdFramed, what kind of character is he?

Well, EdFramed...mmm...It's hard to explain because it started one way and...it has to be read to understand it. In 2011, it was a kind of play on words because 'Ed' is the name of the character and 'Framed' is because he's literally framed. He was just a face: two eyes, a nose and a mouth, just talking. But over the years the character has left the 'frame' and he's talking with me these days. So he's a character talking with his own creator. It's kind of a meta-comic.

So you're a comic fan and you also create comics...

I don't make a living out of comics, but every time I have some free time I like creating comics. Apart from EdFramed I've also done other comics and my next challenge is to create a monthly comic. I'd like to publish a 20-24 page comic book every month. But it's a lot of work and I'm getting a head start. I already have a 60-pages draft. Maybe that's a good project for 2021: a monthly comic book.

A monthly comic book. The world of comics...How did you get in there?

I always loved comics and while I was studying architecture in Madrid, one day I thought, "let's give it a try" and without thinking too much, I started to make some comics and publish them in different ways. First, I was publishing on the internet and later I found an online printing system, and that's how. To be honest it's just a hobby because even if I sell some from time to time, I cannot make a living out of it.

You've mentioned Architecture...that means you studied architecture and you work as an architect or what does Ioannes Busca do in the USA?

I started studying architecture, but I finished college in Puerto Rico; not architecture, but a Bachelor's in Arts in the School of Humanities. So I'm not an architect and I don't work in architecture. Here in the USA I'm a Spanish teacher at a school, but these days with COVID, they closed the school on March and as I had a lot of free time I retook this comic.

There in the US, the school year would have already started by now, right?

Yep, in some schools you'll see they already have kids going. Our school is supposed to open on September 9th, but we'll see how things go...

Alright, so Ioannes Busca, a teacher in the USA, started to study architecture, finished his degree in Arts in the Humanities School and creates comics. Are there more surprises? You do other things?

Well...I've done and continue doing graphic design and video related works, but we'll leave it there, because otherwise listeners can get confused. It's better to talk just about one thing otherwise...

(Laughs) ...yeah we can get lost otherwise. Very well. So this is the fourth book of your EdFramed character. The new monthly comic that you're working on...is it going to be with other characters, other themes...what will it be?

The problem with EdFramed is that since it's a daily comic strip, you can't develop the story too much. It's a specific format in which every day you have to make a kind of joke and it has its limitations. With a monthly comic of 20-24 pages I want to tell a kind of adventure, but of course it's also much more work. I'd also like to publish it on paper first. EdFramed is an everyday strip and after two months it gets collected in book format. This new project would be 24 pages every month directly published on paper. To do that I have to draw a lot in advance; I can't be drawing each month the next month's 24 pages, because if any problem arises, I couldn't reach the deadline. That's why I'm working in advance. I already have about 60 pages penciled, and when I have 100 penciled and inked, then I'll start to publish them in booklets of about 20 pages.

And what kind of themes and characters are we going to find in there?

It's an adventure story...mmm...I don't know if I can tell much about it yet...mmm...


It's a young kid and his adventures with an electronic device.

It's quite the thing then.

Yeah, a kind of Dragon Ball adventure, that style. Adventurous.

Alright, and are you planning on coming back from the USA to the Basque Country or are you going to stay there for a long time?

My wife is Puerto Rican and we just had a baby in April, so for now we will stay here. We'll always go back to visit the family in the Basque Country, but with the current situation, we don't know when we'll be able to do so.

Certainly the situation is pretty bad right now to come and go from one place to another, it's pretty bad.

We were planning on visiting at the end of September, but I don't think we'll be able to go.

How's everything over there? Here in the Basque Country we have to wear a facemask everywhere, maintain distance, festivities have been cancelled... how about there?

Yeah, it's the same here. Facemasks must be worn everywhere, even out in the streets. All the restaurants serve only in the open air, nobody can go inside, and then I'm sure you know how the police is killing people and there are protests...a lot of turmoil...there's always turmoil in the US.

Well it's also a big country, so the turmoil is also big. Ioannes Busca, it has been a pleasure talking with you. I don't know if you want to comment anything else to end this interview.

Not much. Let's see, if a lot of people get into ahabi.net and I sell comics, I'll continue to create them. If not, I still will, eh?

Creating comics is a passion for you, isn't it?

Yep, if I sell a lot I'll draw more but...

That's for sure, because you'll have more time to do so.

...if I sell less, I'll continue to draw slowly anyway. I'm already planning the fifth season of EdFramed for next year. By the way, next year it's the 10th anniversary of Edframed since I started to draw it on 2011. So, next year's fifth book will be special.

That's great. Good luck, Ioannes Busca. Thanks a lot and see you soon.

Thanks to you.

*Ahabi means Blueberry in Basque

●BOOK● EdFramed 4

The fourth season of EdFramed that collects the eighty comic strips published daily in various web platforms from march 26 to June 13, 2020 was published in book format today by Ahabi Comics.

●BASQUE EDITION● EdFramed 4: Laugarren denboraldia

Publisher: Ahabi Comics
Release date: 2020-VII-31
Language: Basque
Number of pages: 86
Size: 6×6 in (15.25×15.25 cm)
Retail price: $6.95 | €5.95 | £4.95 | ¥850
ISBN-13: 979-8-6656-0859-4

●SPANISH EDITION● EdFramed 4: Cuarta temporada

Publisher: Ahabi Comics
Release date: 2020-VII-31
Language: Spanish
Number of pages: 86
Size: 6×6 in (15.25×15.25 cm)
Retail price: $6.95 | €5.95 | £4.95 | ¥850
ISBN-13: 979-8-6656-0883-9
●ENGLISH EDITION● EdFramed 4: Season Four

Publisher: Ahabi Comics
Release date: 2020-VII-31
Language: English
Number of pages: 86
Size: 6×6 in (15.25×15.25 cm)
Retail price: $6.95 | €5.95 | £4.95 | ¥850
ISBN-13: 979-8-6656-0843-3


Cover illustration for SPACE COROLLA's CORDALES album. You can watch the video on YouTube.


Producer: Space Corolla
Release date: 2020-V-18
Format: MP3 | FLAC
Duration: 12 min 19s
Reatil price: $4


1. Cordales (2:33)
2. Fonético (2:51)
3. Lluvia y calor (3:27)
4. Lento (3:27)


Bandcamp: https://spacecorolla.bandcamp.com/album/cordales
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2zzwCwe

●COMIC● EdFramed season 4

EdFramed season 4

Published online daily from March 26 to June 13, 2020
80 strips | B&W

Read it in English, Spanish and Basque in Frozeen.
Follow EdFramed in: facebook and instagram.

Collected in:


290×190×25 mm
Cheese board
White ash, natural wood oil

Cheese board made in NextFab's wood shop safety class.
I just discovered NextFab facilities in South Philadelphia. It's the ultimate place to go for anybody that needs the best tools to make almost any kind of product. This is just what I was looking for. I have a long way to go though, before I master all the machinery in there.

●BOOK● EdFramed 3

The third season of EdFramed that ran in two periods; first from September 14 to 23, 2015 and later continued from September 24 to November 25, 2018, was published today in book format in Basque, Spanish and English languages. This edition includes the seventy-three daily comic strips from those periods.

●BASQUE EDITION● EdFramed 3: Hirugarren denboraldia

Publisher: Ahabi Comics
Release date: 2018-XII-28
Language: Basque
Number of pages: 80
Size: 6×6 in (15.25×15.25 cm)
Retail price: $6.95 | €5.95 | £4.95 | ¥850
ISBN-10: 1790595436
ISBN-13: 978-1-7905-9543-3


Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2F896I6 (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2SzmdFh (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2VreBqe (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2RxgMt4 (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2VqmjRm (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2CP50lO (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2RapEpi (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2VtjMpG (Paperback & Kindle)

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2H4eRYS

ComiXology: https://bit.ly/2VwaTKW

●SPANISH EDITION● EdFramed 3: Tercera temporada

Publisher: Ahabi Comics
Release date: 2018-XII-28
Language: Spanish
Number of pages: 80
Size: 6×6 in (15.25×15.25 cm)
Retail price: $6.95 | €5.95 | £4.95 | ¥850
ISBN-10: 1790984610
ISBN-13: 978-1-7909-8461-9

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2TpxqZ5 (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2sa89q1 (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2BYUAOP (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2RyyJY8 (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2GSmQbK (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2R6RCSB (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2GX6XAD (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2SCYGTJ (Paperback & Kindle)

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2siqlhz

ComiXology: https://bit.ly/2TthVCQ

●ENGLISH EDITION● EdFramed 3: Season Three

Publisher: Ahabi Comics
Release date: 2018-XII-28
Language: English
Number of pages: 80
Size: 6×6 in (15.25×15.25 cm)
Retail price: $6.95 | €5.95 | £4.95 | ¥850
ISBN-10: 1790987172
ISBN-13: 978-1-7909-8717-7

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2Fa7k8j (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2RALt0M (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2SvXkdw (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2R74nNa (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2CNVJKF (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2CNDJQt (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2SG7JUg (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2SvN316 (Paperback & Kindle)

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2Qo4Ghg

ComiXology: https://bit.ly/2Xzb5Li


Illustration created for the film LOPE directed by Anjel Lera that was presented in Oñati today.
I did this digital layered illustration on photoshop back in August and they animated it for a scene on the film. The image is a colored version of a medieval kitchen engraving found on the internet.

●ANNOUNCEMENT● EdFramed season 3 continues

Three years have gone since Ed's last appearance. He is finally going to be back to continue with his third season that started back in 2015. This past August the strip was rebooted while consolidating various facebook and instagram language pages in just one page that collect the English, Spanish and Basque versions of the strip. EdFramed will be available daily in Frozeenfacebook and instagram.


Interview for BLAI! a radio show presented by Maddi Castro and Ana Iruretagoiena broadcasted from Monday to Friday from 12 to 1pm in summertime in Euskadi Irratia.


Broadcaster: EiTB
Air date: 2018-VII-30
Language: Basque
Show duration: 53min 13s
Interview duration: 7 min 45s


Listen on demand: https://bit.ly/2ElwdPQ (interview starts at 32:35)

INTERVIEW by Maddi Castro & Ana Iruretagoiena

When we were kids many of us read comics such as Mortadelo y Filemónand Asterix and Obelix. Apart from comics translated to Basque there are also comics written in Basque, Ioannes Busca, Ian Nose, good morning.

Hi, good morning.

Good morning, you are in Philadelphia?


Why "Ian Nose", why that nickname?

Well, I was looking for a nickname and if you look closely, Ian Nose is my name with the letters moved around (laughs).

So you are playing, huh? Playing with the letters and the name. Ioannes, you are in Philadelphia but you are from Oñati.


Would you define yourself as a cartoonist? Cartoonist, designer, illustrator, we've read many things about you...

Well, I started studying architecture... I went to Madrid to study architecture and then I finished in Puerto Rico, but I ended up in the Humanities School there so... When I draw comics I guess I'm a cartoonist and when I do other things, well, something else.

As we said, you are in Philadelphia but your works can be seen in the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Yes, that's correct.

Have you been there, have you been to Venice?

Yes, I've been to Venice. The thing is that apart from my comics, I also worked in the audiovisual shown on the Spanish pavilion.

And we can see your comic works there, I think the one displayed is Antxintxiketan, right? Antxintxiketan: The Democratic Race.

Yes, they printed the first 25 pages of Antxintxiketan: The Democratic Race on the walls. This year's proposal in the pavilion is to show the works of architecture students and all the works are organized by different hashtags; mine is in the space dedicated to 'narrative'.

So yours is under the 'narrative' category, Antxintxiketan. You mentioned that there's only a fragment on display. How many issues does this book have?

To this day I've published two issues, but it's an unfinished work, so this summer I will release the third issue and I hope to finish it in seven parts.

So there will be seven Antxintxiketan, Ian or Ioannes?

Ioannes is fine.

Apart from that, your work EdFramed is also shown in the Venice Architecture Biennale, have you seen it?

Yes, EdFramed is a daily comic strip I started back when I was in Madrid... So then after, I've collected and published it as booklets, so they also printed that on the fire emergency exit door. Forty-something strips.

So you are now in Philadelphia, your works are on display in Venice...how long have you been outside the Basque Country?

To be honest, many years. I left for Madrid when I was 18, and since then I come back for vacations and to visit the family, but since I was 18 so...now I'm 34...

In how many countries have your works been on display?

I like comics but I'm not very into the art scene. I prefer to make things that can be enjoyed by many, so I'm usually not looking forward to exhibitions. Since they're comics they can be seen anywhere, you can buy them or read them online.

And then you also have them on your website and we've seen you on Instagram under your nickname Ian Nose. You also lived in Puerto Rico, have you had any inspiration from your time there?

Yes, the last comic I published is a little bit about Puerto Rico, it's called It Also Rains in Puerto Rico. After I had settled in Philadelphia, a friend of ours came to visit -I'm married to a Puerto Rican- and one of her friends came to visit us, and she was working on an exhibition there and invited me to participate, so I did something about that, about the experience of living through the hurricane.

Ioannes the signal is weak, but let’s see if I understand...In which languages do you usually publish your works? In which languages do you write, Basque, Spanish, English...?

I usually try to do all my works in Basque first. For example, Antxintxiketan: The Democratic Race, is lightly based on the Spanish elections, so sometimes I write in Spanish first, but usually, I write and publish in Basque first and then translate to Spanish and English. If I get the chance, also to other languages.

Apart from comics, you've tried to translate some, I don't know...some audiovisual. I was told you're a fan of Dragon Ball.

Well yes, a long time ago...in 2011 we started a web project called Laino Mehe. We wanted to see what it'd be like to read Dragon Ball in Basque. So that's where it started, with me and my brother. We translated 2, 3 or 5 -I don't remember- chapters and other comics too... To be honest, the result was really satisfying, but since we don't own the rights of the works, we didn't want to keep going...it's not the proper way.

You also have a publishing house, Ioannes?

Yes, that's correct, to publish my works we came up with a publishing house and we called it Ahabi. So, yep, comics by Ian Nose and the publishing house: Ahabi Comics.

Ahabi Comics, Ian Nose, it's not easy or evident that you are behind it. When the Venice Biennale ends, do you have any project to which you're looking forward?

Yes. What I want now is to finish Antxintxiketan, because I don't like leaving things unfinished...but yeah, it's going to take me a while until I'm done with that. I'm already working on a project for 2019, another comic, but this time it won't be based on anything, so everything is going to be stuff I come up with. So I think it will flow more smoothly. I say smooth in the sense of making it monthly...my plan is to make a monthly comic.

You want to make a comic every month?

Yes, that's what I would like to do.

Well... Ioannes Busca, Ian Nose, thanks a lot and good luck!

Alright, thanks for having me!


Interview by Etxahun Gonzalez for ORTZADAR newspaper supplement that is published on saturdays in various basque newspapers of Grupo Noticias.


Publisher: Editorial Iparraguirre S.A.
Release date: 2017-VII-14
Language: Basque
Number of pages: 8
Size: 28.4 x 37 cm
Retail price: 1.4€


Free Digital edition: https://goo.gl/nRzqUk

INTERVIEW by Etxahun Gonzalez

Ian Nose - Cartoonist

“With respect to comics, 
everything is yet to be done in the Basque Country.” 

Antxintxiketan: The Democratic Race comic by the Oñati cartoonist Ian Nose is being exhibited in the Biennale of Venice until November 25.

Behind the pen-name Ian Nose stands Ioannes Busca born in Oñati in 1984. He studied Architecture in Madrid and today he is a cartoonist and designer. He first moved from Madrid to Puerto Rico and he's currently living in Philadelphia where he works as freelance. One of his comics, Antxintxiketan: The Democratic Race is being exhibited in the Venice Biennale. It's a collection of cartoons about the Spanish general elections in witch the protagonist are Rajoy, Sanchez, Iglesias and Rivera.

Your work Antxintxiketan: The Democratic Race is being exhibited in the Spanish Pavilion of the Architecture Biennale of Venice until November 25, how come?

Before the opening, I was in Venice for a week because aside from the comic works, I also work as a video editor and I was in charge of the auidovisual of the Pavilion. I usually write the comics first in Basque and then translate them to Spanish and English, but this years curator, Atxu Amann thought it was a good idea to show the original Basque version and that is how it's displayed. This year's curators have done a great work, there are around 120 projects  exhibited and my comic looks great on the space dedicated to the narrative. I was very glad to be able to show the comic in Basque.

Did you receive any feedback from the readers?

Apart from being in Basque, my comics laugh at the Spanish politicians. One day, a Venezuelan higher up that was visiting the pavilion asked: "How did you manage to make such a pavilion with the fascist government you have?" I think that is the best feedback we've had.

It's the first time that a Basque written comic is exhibited in the Spanish pavilion, so you're a pioneer...

The merit is for the curators, you have to be brave to do that nowadays. I don't know if it will happen again. Having a comic in an archiecture biennial is not easy, and even less in Basque. But I hope it happens more often from now on. Honestly very little comics are being published in Basque, and it's so sad. The website Komikipedia.eus says last year only 29 comics were published in Basque. Now that we've started to publish my comics under the name Ahabi Comics, we're looking for ways to get the rights of the comics we liked so much when we were kids and see if we can publish them in Basque. With respect to comics, everything is yet to be done in the Basque Country.

Is this why you started LainoMehe with your brother?

We started that site, if not to fight back the scarcity of comics in the Basque publishing scene, then to translate some chapters of our favorite authors and share them with Basque readers. We took the first steps in March 2011, adapting the basque version of Dragon Ball animation series that was broadcasted in the Basque TV to the original manga work. When we saw that they fit, we transcribed the first five chapters and posted them on a web we called: laino.me Although they were very successful in our circle of friends, it didn't seem good to us to keep on translating copyrighted content and even though we tried different ways for doing it correctly, we haven't found away to do it properly yet.  It's an ongoing project.

You wrote 'It Also Rains in Puerto Rico'. This country where you were living was hit by Hurricane Maria...

I lived there for five years and I stayed there for two months after the hurricane. Then we moved to Philadelphia, the three of us: my wife, my cat and myself. On Christmas time a friend came to visit us and she was organizing an exhibition about skate called FASST! and invited me to participate. I wanted to write something about the experiences lived in the island so I got involved. I haven't used reference photographs while drawing, I tried to put the images that stuck to my mind in the comic, that's why they're not too realistic. I still have a lot to improve too.

You now live in Philadelphia.

Yes, I work as a Freelancer there on my own. After the biennial I have taken time for my own projects. I've updated my website, I continue drawing comics and thinking of how to bring up new projects to life. We're really happy in Philadelphia, we can walk around everywhere, something that's not easy in America. In Puerto Rico we needed a car for everything, we didn't even bother to bring it here. We move everywhere walking and by bike.


Interview by Aitziber Aranburuzabala for PUNTUA magazine, a publication delivered every Friday to the subscribers of the Goiena newspaper in Debagoiena, one of the seven regions of the Gipuzkoa province of the Basque Country.


Publisher: Goiena Komunikazio Taldea
Release date: 2018-VII-6
Language: Basque
Number of pages: 48
Size: 17x24.5cm
Retail price: -

INTERVIEW by Aitziber Aranburuzabala


Ioannes Busca, editor and cartoonist.

The work Antxintxiketan: The Democratic Race by the cartoonist Ioannes Busca (Oñati, 1984) is being displayed in the Architecture Bienale of Venice. It's the first time that a Basque written comic is shown in the famous Italian exhibition. It's in the Spanish Pavilion, until November 25. "There are over 100 works in the pavilion and mine is one more, but I was really glad that a Basque written work was selected, especially in the Spanish Pavilion, payed by the Spanish government." said the artist.

The works exhibited in this year's Spanish Pavilion in the Venice Biennial are all by Architecture students. There are works of all kinds. Busca for example, has filled the walls with his comics and  images.  "While I was studying Architecture in Madrid I moved to Puerto Rico with a kind of Erasmus scholarship and while I was there on December 2015 I started to draw this story I've yet to finish. The curators of the Spanish Pavilion thought it was an interesting project and they put me on the space dedicated to the narrative."


He makes videos, design works and comics, these last ones signed as Ian Nose. "Ian Nose was born at the same time as the comic EdFramed, and I'm the editor. In August I will return with new EdFramed strips in Instagram, Frozeen, Facebook... this will be the third season. That's what I'm working on now."Apart from those stories, in March, he also published the one-shot It Also Rains in Puerto Rico, about hurricane Maria hitting the Island and the experiences of two elder women.


He says Antxintxiketan: The Democratic Race is a comic with a political-humorist nature. "In the story, the candidates for presidency in the 2015 Spanish general elections are literally running as in a marathon, one tripping over the other, in a race to life or death. I've never followed political issues too much, but when I was in Puerto Rico, the general elections were taking place and it seemed like a change was coming and I thought it would be a funny idea."

It's being serialized in paper and digital by Ahabi Comics. "I drew the first four pages in a hurry. The idea was to finish it together with the elections, but it never happened... I started doing four pages one day, the next day another two, in a couple of days three more... I started to publish it like this in Facebook in Basque, Spanish and English. But it was too tiring to keep on like this so I thought I'd publish them as 20 page booklets. In the walls of the pavilion, the first 25 pages of the comic are printed in a huge size, but I drew them in DIN A4 size with ink and later I added some screentones and the texts with a computer."


In 2011 you started to publish a daily web strip: EdFramed. It is also on display in English in the biennial, on the fire exit door of the showroom. "I've always liked comics. When I was a kid I tried to write a short story every Summer. In 2011 I bought a drawing tablet for my computer and that's when I started EdFramed."

He says that behind a work there's always an author and a publisher, and they named Ahabi Comics the publishing house he and his brother founded while he was living in Puerto Rico. He would like to, but he's not making a living out of comics. "I sell them for 4 euro, so I will have to sell a lot of them to make a living out of that..."

They publish all their comics in three languages - Basque, Spanish and English- the catalog is available in ahabi.net and the paper editions are available in Amazon. The digital editions are available in multiple platforms such as Kindle and iBooks. They can also be read for free in Frozeen.com.


Busca says he decided he would go to wherever opportunities were. So after living in Madrid and Puerto Rico for a while, this Oñati boy now lives in Philadelphia. He told us he has a lot of things on his hands. "I recorded a kind of making-of documentary in the Venice Biennial and I'm giving it some last touches. I'm also working on the new episodes of Antxintxiketan..."

●COVER DESIGN● METTAUR The Solution of Divorce

CD cover design for METTAUR's first album The Solution of Divorce. The album was first released in multiple online platforms in MP3 and other lossless formats and as a limited press Compact Disc.


Guitars/vocals: Johan Rivera
Bass: Fernando Rivera
Drums: Pablo Prieto
Produced by Mettaur
Drums recorded at Diffusionix Studios
Vocals recorded at MyPlvceRecordings
Guitars + bass recorded at Johan's House
All songs written by Johan Rivera
Mixed by Ryan Ellery
Mastered by James Travescus
Photography by Roberto Borges
Designed by AA&NN


1. In Desperate Need of a Punk Rock GF (1:44 )
2. All My Friends Are Lesbians (3:29 )
3. Sell Your Soul (3:12)
4. Carnal Caribbean LifeStyle (2:43)
5. Let's Be Alcoholics (1:53)
6. Seasonal Depression (2:04)
7. Called In Sick (3:19)
8. The End Is Nigh (2:48)
9. For All Time (2:02)
10. Oscar Cries In Spanish (2:24)


Producer: Mettaur
Release date: 2018-VI-12
Format: Audio CD | MP3 | FLAC
Duration: 25 min 38s
Reatil price: $9.99
SKU: 192914467595


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Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2m9vuW7
Amazon CA: -
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Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2m9qEYG
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2zs0M3R


AAANDNN.COM web concept and design. Developed by Aaron Busca.
AA&NN Ltd. is our company, established in Philadelphia in 2018. The web however, collects  works that goes back to 2007, when we started using the name AA&NN in our student and personal projects. The website is linked to all the divisions, projects and brands that we have been creating all this years and will be periodically updated.
Explore the website here: https://aaandnn.com/

●EXHIBITION● EdFramed & Antxintxiketan at LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

EdFramed and Antxintxiketan have been selected to be part of the Spanish Pavilion in this year's 16th INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION that will take place from May 26, 2018 to November 25, 2018 in Venice, Italy. 

Categorized under the hashtag #narrative, Edframed and Antxintxiketan are on display in the left rear room of the pavilion. Edframed early strips are exhibited in english in the emergency exit door  and Antxintxiketan's first 23 pages can be read in basque language, going down in history as the first comic displayed in basque in the Spanish pavilion at the Biennale. A couple of EdFramed strips and small reproductions of the first two pages of Antxintxiketan are also collected in the catalog of the exhibition.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Public Works of Spain and curated by Atxu Amann, the Spanish pavilion embraces the proposal titled 'becoming' that collects a variety of architecture students' works of multiple kinds and backgrounds. 'Becoming' started as an open call in which over 1200 proposals participated and around 400 were selected. Some 140 were chosen to be part of the physical pavilion and the rest were published in the virtual pavilion that can be accessed via the internet: http://www.b-e-c-o-m-i-n-g.com

becoming  Catálogo del Pabellón español Biennale Architettura 2018

Publisher: Ministerio de Fomento / Fundación Arquia
Release date: 2018-V-25
Language: Spanish / English
Number of pages: 176
Size: 16.5 x 24 cm
Retail price: 14€
ISBN-13: 978-84-09-01748-5

Buy the catalog and read it for free here:


Favicon logo design for ChronoBLOG, a blog that started back in 2007 as a daily archive of everything that inspires us and reflects in our work at AA&NN. It also includes personal memories and news regarding AA&NN projects.



Published as the comic book Puerto Ricon ere egiten du euria
2018-III-23 | 22 pages | B&W

Collected in the book:


One-shot story created for the first edition of FASST! art and skate festival organized by Esquizo Vision in San Juan, Puerto Rico. PUERTO RICON ERE EGITEN DU EURIA was on display there before being published.

●BASQUE EDITION● Puerto Ricon ere egiten du euria

Publisher: Ahabi Comics
Release date: 2018-III-23
Language: Basque
Number of pages: 24
Size: 7x10 in (17.8x25.4 cm)
Retail price: $4.95 | 3.95€ | £3.5 | ¥750

ISBN-10: 1986780775 
ISBN-13: 978-1986780773 

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Amazon US:  https://amzn.to/2DRfEpa (Paperback & Kindle)
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Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2G8clw3 (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2Gli04Z (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2GkQjcw (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2Gi39bL (Paperback & Kindle)

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2LXghDs

ComiXology: https://bit.ly/2FhZlY3

●SPANISH EDITION● También llueve en Puerto Rico

Adapted by Noelis Prieto

Publisher: Ahabi Comics
Release date: 2018-III-23
Language: Spanish
Number of pages: 24
Size: 7x10 in (17.8x25.4 cm)
Retail price: $4.95 | 3.95€ | £3.5 | ¥750

ISBN-10: 1986781275
ISBN-13: 978-1986781275 

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2GrxiFq (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2IL4fex (Paperback & Kindle)
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Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2G7UIwd (Paperback & Kindle)

●ENGLISH EDITION● It Also Rains in Puerto Rico

Translated by Noelis Prieto

Publisher: Ahabi Comics
Release date: 2018-III-23
Language: English
Number of pages: 24
Size: 7x10 in (17.8x25.4 cm)
Retail price: $4.95 | 3.95€ | £3.5 | ¥750

ISBN-10: 1986781356
ISBN-13: 978-1986781350 

Amazon JP:  https://amzn.to/2ulrj04 (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2IRldYK (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2IOpeNi (Paperback & Kindle)
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Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2pEIjK3 (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2pEI1CX (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon IT:  https://amzn.to/2IMXHfv (Paperback & Kindle)
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2GlwJx6 (Paperback & Kindle)

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2FfAwep

ComiXology: https://bit.ly/2sh2bnj