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Sergio self portrait from Groo the Wanderer comic Issue #84

Sergio Aragonés Domenech (born 1937) is a cartoonist and writer. Groo the Wanderer is a fantasy/comedy comic book series written by Mark Evanier and drawn by Sergio Aragonés. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ...


Born in Spain, Aragonés emigrated with his family due to the Spanish Civil War and settled in Mexico. He made his first professional sale in 1954 but continued to doodle humorous cartoons while studying architecture. In 1962, Aragonés moved to the United States. He currently resides and works in Ojai, California. History of Spain Series -Timeline -Roman Spain -Visigothic Spain -Moorish Spain -Age of Reconquest -Age of Expansion -Age of Enlightenment -Reaction and Revolution -First Spanish Republic -The Restoration -Second Spanish Republic -Spanish Civil War -The Dictatorship -Modern Spain Topics -Economic History -Military History -Social History The Spanish Civil War (July... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Downtown Ojai Ojai (pronounced O-High) is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ...


Aragonés became a contributor to MAD Magazine in 1963. He was famous for his wordless "drawn-out dramas" or "marginals" appearing in the margins and between panels of the magazine, both horizontally and vertically as well as occasionally around corners. Prior to Aragonés' work for MAD, the marginals had been text jokes. According to Aragonés the staff of MAD enjoyed his marginals, but expected to only last one or two issues. They did not expect him to be able to maintain the steady stream of small cartoons needed for each issue. Aragonés has provided marginals for every issue of MAD since 1963 excepting one (his contributions to that issue were lost by the Post Office). In addition, Aragones has a feature section in the current issues. MAD is an American humor magazine founded by publisher William Gaines and editor Harvey Kurtzman in 1952. ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ...


In 1967 he began illustrating full stories for DC Comics on such titles as Plop! and Bat Lash. Aragonés claims that he originally looked for work in the comic book industry and was warned off. He was told that he would be better paid working for MAD Magazine. 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... Plop! - The New Magazine of Weird Humor! was a comic book published by DC Comics in the mid 1970s. ... Bat Lash, as depicted in Justice League Unlimited Bat Lash is a DC Comics Western comic book character. ...


In the 1980s he created the humorous barbarian comic book Groo the Wanderer (so named because he sought a name which meant nothing in any language) with Mark Evanier. As a creator-owned book, Groo has survived the bankruptcy of a number of publishers. The book was initially published by Pacific Comics, then Marvel Comics under their Epic imprint, then Image Comics and currently Dark Horse Comics. Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Groo the Wanderer is a fantasy/comedy comic book series written by Mark Evanier and drawn by Sergio Aragonés. ... Mark Evanier (born March 2, 1952 in Santa Monica, California) is an American writer. ... Pacific Comics was one of the independent comic book publishers that flourished in the early 1980s. ... Marvel Comics, sometimes called by the nickname House of Ideas, is an American comic book company. ... Image Comics is the third largest comic book publisher in the United States. ... Dark Horse Comics is an American comic book publisher, one of the largest independent publishers behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ...


Sergio Aragonés is also the author of a book of cartoons entitled Madly Yours.


Aragonés has written and drawn many other comic books, including:

  • Actions Speak is a series of humorous comics without any dialogue.
  • Fanboy studies comics and society's reaction to comics from the point of view of a self-described "fanboy".
  • Boogeyman is a series of generally humorous horror stories.

His work can be found in other compilations, including The Big Book of the Weird, Wild West, in which Aragonés illustrates a retelling of the Donner Party incident. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers in the 1840s. ...



See also: Don Martin, Dave Berg, Al Jaffee Don Martin (May 18, 1931–January 6, 2000) was a popular American satirical comic artist and cartoon artist who contributed to MAD magazine from 1955 to 1987. ... Dave Berg (Brooklyn, June 12, 1920 – May 17, 2002) was a cartoonist, most noted for his work in MAD Magazine. ... Al Jaffee (born March 13, 1921) is a cartoonist, best known for his work in MAD Magazine. ...


External link

  • Sergio Aragonés' personal site (http://www.sergioaragones.com/)
  • Aragonés' entry at the International Museum of Cartoon Art (http://cartoon.org/aragones.htm)

 
 

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