Mertonville, in Mort Cinder. Art by Alberto Breccia

A Comics Mystery: How did a street in Norwich become a location for Alberto Breccia’s “Mort Cinder”?

Inspired to buy Alberto Breccia’s Mort Cinder through the downthetubes articles by artist Ron Tiner and the urgings of artist David Roach, one of our readers came across an interesting little oddity in the art. Mort Cinder, in case you needed reminding, is a simply brilliant Argentinian comic featuring an eponymous character, created in 1962Continue reading A Comics Mystery: How did a street in Norwich become a location for Alberto Breccia’s “Mort Cinder”?

The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia by Ron Tiner

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia – Part Three by Ron Tiner

He’s perhaps best known to British comic fans for his work through the Bardon Press Features office in Barcelona for Fleetway Edtions in the 1960s, first on Super Detective Picture Library Number 172 “Passport to Peril” (an adaptation of the novel, Assignment Helene by Edward S Aarons), drawing episodes of “Spy 13” and “Kit Carson” for the Cowboy Picture Library, among other work. But Argentine artist AlbertoContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia – Part Three by Ron Tiner

El Eternauta, Daytripper and Beyond

New book spotlights Argentine and Brazilian comics

El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond: Graphic Narrative in Argentina and Brazil is a new study by David William Foster in the World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series from University of Texas Press. Out on 25th October, this new book examines the graphic narrative tradition in the two South American countries that have produced the medium’sContinue reading New book spotlights Argentine and Brazilian comics

The cover of the 2005 Planeta DeAgostini Comics edition of Buscavidas

Comic Creator Spotlight: A Story from “Buscavidas” by Carlos Trillo and Alberto Breccia, in English

As a supplement to artist Ron Tiner‘s thee-part series on the life and work of Argentinian comics creator Alberto Breccia, here’s six pages from his work Buscavidas (a title which has different titles in English, among them “Story Gatherer”, “Scandal Monger” or “Hustler”), written by Carlos Trillo. Sadly, the work has never been published inContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: A Story from “Buscavidas” by Carlos Trillo and Alberto Breccia, in English

The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia by Ron Tiner

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia – Part Two by Ron Tiner

He’s perhaps best known to British comic fans for his work through the Bardon Press Features office in Barcelona for Fleetway Edtions in the 1960s, first on Super Detective Picture Library Number 172 “Passport to Peril” (an adaptation of the novel, Assignment Helene by Edward S Aarons), drawing episodes of “Spy 13” and “Kit Carson” for the Cowboy Picture Library, among otherContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia – Part Two by Ron Tiner