Alberto Breccia

Infobox Comics creator
name = Alberto Breccia

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birthdate = April 14, 1919
location = Montevideo, Uruguay
deathdate = death date and age|1993|11|10|1919|4|15
deathplace = Buenos Aires, Argentina
nationality = Argentine
area = artist, writer
alias = "El Viejo"
notable works = "Mort Cinder" "La vida del Che"
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Alberto Breccia (April 15, 1919 - November 10, 1993) was an Uruguay-born Argentine comics artist and writer.


Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Breccia moved with his parents to Buenos Aires, Argentina when he was three years old. After leaving school, Breccia worked in a tripe packing plant and in 1938 he got a job for the magazine "El Resero", where he wrote articles and drew the covers.

He began to work professionally in 1939, when he joined the publishing house Manuel Láinez. He worked on magazines such as "Tit-Bits", "Rataplán" and "El Gorrión" where he created comic strips such as "Mariquita Terremoto", "Kid Río Grande", "El Vengador" (based on a popular novel), and other adaptations.

During the 1950s he became an "honorary" member of the "Group of Venice" that consisted of expatriate Italian artists such as Hugo Pratt, Ido Pavone, Horacio Lalia, Faustinelli and Ongaro.Cite web|last=Lambiek Comiclopedia|title=Alberto Breccia|url=] Other honorary members were Solano Lopez, Carlo Cruz and Arturo Perez del Castillo. With Hugo Pratt, he started the Pan-American School of Art in Buenos Aires. In 1957 he joined publisher Editorial Frontera, under the direction of Héctor Germán Oesterheld, where he created several "Ernie Pike" stories. In 1958 Breccia's series "Sherlock Time" ran in the comic magazine "Hora Cero Extra", with scripts by Oesterheld.

In 1960 he began to work for European publishers via a Buenos Aries based art agency: for British publishing house Fleetway he drew a few westerns and war stories. This period did not last long. (His son Enrique Breccia would also draw a few war stories for Fleetway in the late 1960s, such as "Spy 13".

Breccia and Oesterheld collaborated to produce one of the most important comic strips in history, "Mort Cinder", in 1962 . Interestingly, the face of the immortal Cinder is modeled after Breccia's assistant, Horacio Lalia, and the appearance of his companion, the antique dealer Ezra Winston, is actually Breccia's own. Cinder and Winston's strip began on July 26, 1962, in issue Nº 714 of "Misterix" magazine, and ran until 1964 .

In 1968 Breccia was joined by his son, Enrique, in a project to draw the comic biography of "Che", the life of Che Guevara, again with a script provided by Oesterheld. This comic book is considered the chief cause behind Oesterheld's disappearance.

In 1969 Oesterheld rewrote the script of "El Eternauta", for the Argentinian magazine "Gente". Breccia drew the story with a decidedly experimental style, resorting to diverse techniques. The resulting work was anything but conventional and moving away from the commercial. Breccia refused to modify its style, which added to the tone of the script, and was much different from Francisco Solano López original.

Other stories include: "Cthulhu Mythos", "A Certain Daneri" (text by Carlos Trillo), a "Historia grafica del Chile" and "Perramus", inspired by the work of the poet Juan Sasturain.

Alberto Breccia died in Buenos Aires in 1993.

Partial bibliography

*"Mariquita Terremoto".
*"Kid Río Grande".
*"El Vengador".
*"Jean de Martinica".
*"Vito Nervio" (1947-1959 and 1974), with stories by Leonardo Wadel
*"Pancho López" (1956)
*"Ernie Pike", written by Oesterheld
*"Sherlock Time" (1958-1959), written by Oesterheld
*"Mort Cinder" (1962-1964), written by Oesterheld
*"Richard Long" (1966), written by Oesterheld
*"La vida del Che" (1968), written by Oesterheld, additional art by Enrique Breccia
*"El Eternauta" (1969 edition), written by Oesterheld
*"Evita, vida y obra de Eva Perón" (1970), written by Oesterheld
*"Squadra Zenith" (1972-1974)
*"Los mitos de Cthulhu" (1973), written by Norberto Buscaglia, from text by H. P. Lovecraft
*"Un tal Daneri" (1974-1978), written by Trillo
*"El corazón delator" (1975), from text by Edgar Allan Poe.
*"Nadie" (1977), written by Trillo.
*"Buscavidas" (1981), written by Trillo
*"Perramus" (1983), written by Juan Sasturain
*"Drácula, Dacul, Vlad?, Bah..." (1984)
*"Informe sobre ciegos" (1991), from text by Ernesto Sábato
*"El Dorado, el delirio de Lope de Aguirre" (1992), written by Carlos Albiac
*"Martín Fierro", by José Hernández
*"Platos voladores al ataque!!", written by Oesterheld


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External links

* [ Alberto Breccia biography] on Lambiek Comiclopedia
* [ Alberto Breccia biography] on Dan Dare
* [ La Historieta Argentina] Alberto Breccia work
* [ Alberto Breccia interview] on Tebeosfera es_icon

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