Don Bilz by Alfredo Adduard

Alfredo Adduard Corbalán was a popular Chilean cartoonist and illustrator. A medical student, he began his artistic career working as a cartoonist for the Santiago newspaper Los Tiempos between 1922 and 1934. He then began collaborations with the publishing house Zig-Zag and the political magazine Verdejo.

With Zig-Zag, he was known for his 1940s covers with chubby children for the children's magazine El Cabrito. He also illustrated children's tales for this magazines, while also making a cartoon for Don Fausto. He started drawing advertising comics in En Peneca in the 1940s, creating 'Don Bilz', a strip about a gentleman who faces his problems by drinking a beer.

He continued to draw for magazines and papers like La Nacion until the mid 1960s. He died in Santiago in May 1969.

El Cabrito cover by Alfredo AdduardEl Cabrito cover by Alfredo Adduard

Last updated: 2012-04-14

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