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”?

These frames featuring "Mort Cinder" are taken from the film Breccia: Maestro de fas Historiestas, in which some of his techniques were demonstrated for the camera, show clearly his use of razor blades to carve out white areas from a prepared black surface.

Fantagraphics announces English language edition of Mort Cinder by Héctor Oesterheld and Alberto Breccia

There’s some great news for fans of the astonishingly brilliant South American comic artist Alberto Breccia. His stunning Mort Cinder strip, written by the equally talented author Héctor Germán Oesterheld, is to be published in English by Fantagraphics in October. “For those who haven’t seen this before, prepare to be amazed,” enthuses artist David Roach.Continue reading Fantagraphics announces English language edition of Mort Cinder by Héctor Oesterheld and Alberto Breccia

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