Marv Castillo

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Marv Castillo
Born Marvin Castillo Garita
(1994-08-26) August 26, 1994 (age 23)
San José, Costa Rica
Occupation Illustrator, film critic, blogger, Internet host, journalist, publicist, writer, [
Years active 2012—present

Marv Castillo (born Marvin Castillo Garita; August 26, 1994[1]) is a Costa Rican designer, illustrator, screenwriter, journalist, publicist, musician, entrepreneur, blogger, producer, film critic and writer. Marv Castillo founded the design studio called Burg, the pop culture website Geek Broadside where he operates as Editor-in-chief,[2] and helped creating the fitness platform MO Project. Castillo has appeared in several sites, books, and magazines, and working with clients like Netflix,[3] Amazon, World Vision, Reebok, Marvel Entertainment,[4] DC Comics, Ruby Rose,[5] Blair Witch Director Eduardo Sanchez, DJ Tigerlily,[6] Costa Rican musicians,[7] among many others.[8]

As visual artist he had gallery shows in Costa Rica (at Teatro Melico Salazar) and Germany.

Gallery shows[edit]

  • "Blanco y Negro Parte 2" (2017)
  • "Pop" (2016)
  • "Mujer" (2015)[9]
  • "Bots" (2015)
  • "Blanco y Negro" (2013)
  • "Colectivo Saint Clare" (2012)[10]
  • "Colectivo Saint Clare" (2011)


Castillo started his career in 2012 as a freelance designer, illustrator and screenwriter while studying Information Sciences at Universidad de Costa Rica. In 2013, he was recruited by Marvel Comics where he did work for Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, and more. In the same year, Marv Castillo enlisted as an illustrator and screenwriter at hitRECord directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media in August, 2014. In 2016, he participated as a script doctor in the short film Ari de Blanco (written and directed by Anne Marie Lang and currently in production) and appeared in Designcollector magazine[11] as part of the daily inspiration section. Marv Castillo has been frequently cited as influence in many artists work and has been featured in magazines like Peppersoul,[12] the French entertainment magazine Crushover.[13] His work is also set to appear in the 2018 edition of the book Favourite Design[14] created by the French design agency Arôme. His work has also been featured for discussion in official pages of the DC Extended Universe.

As a designer, Castillo has been recognized by world class designers like Chris Do for his work.[15]

In 2014, Marv Castillo created the entertainment website Geek Broadside,[16] where he served the role as reporter and film critic. The site gained more popularity when the actual Editor-at-Large Daniel Castellano entered to write about novels. Castillo serves as Editor-in-chief in the site.

Geek Broadside was also the first site in breaking the news that actor Tom Holland will portray Peter Parker in the soft reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming on May 2, before any other news outlet confirmed the news.[17]


Feature films[edit]


Short films[edit]


  1. ^ "marvincastillo on DeviantArt". DeviantArt. Retrieved 2017-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Geek Broadside". Geek Broadside | Entertainment news with substance. Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Pilot : Daredevil". Crushover. Retrieved 2017-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Behance". Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Darin, Carola, and Timo Räisänen at Fältet, Sundsvall (05 Aug 16) with Movits!, Hoffmaestro, SABINA DDUMBA, Ruby Rose, and Johnossi". Songkick. Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Behance". Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  7. ^ "Vol. 1, by Julian Picado Trio". Julian Picado. Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  8. ^ "MARV CASTILLO Y SUS ILUSTRACIONES". PEPPERSOUL (in español). Retrieved 2017-05-21. 
  9. ^ "Mujer Flyer". WordPress. 
  10. ^ "Flyer for Art Show". WordPress. Archived from the original on 2012. 
  11. ^ "DAILY VISUAL OVERDOSE — Submitted by Marvin Castillo...". Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  12. ^ "MARV CASTILLO Y SUS ILUSTRACIONES". PEPPERSOUL (in español). Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  13. ^ "Pilot : Daredevil". Crushover. Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  14. ^ "Marvin Castillo – Favourite Design – Worldwide Designers Awards ! Favorite Community Designers". Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  15. ^ The Futur (2017-05-19), Spartan Logo Design Challenge pt. 2— Recap and Critique Live!, retrieved 2017-06-12 
  16. ^ "About Us". Geek Broadside | Entertainment news with substance. Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  17. ^ "Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man". Geek Broadside | Entertainment news with substance. Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  18. ^ "Annemarie Lang". Retrieved 2017-06-12. 

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