Comic art by Jesus Balbi

Jesús Balbi is a talented, though largely forgotten Argentine comic artist. He has mainly worked on independent oneshot comic stories, and no serials. He was a pupil of Alberto Breccia at the Pan-American School of Art in the 1960s, together with Ruben Sosa, Leopoldo Durañona, José Muñoz and Jorge Moliterni.

La Pesadilla de Larry (Skorpio, 1987)
La Pesadilla de Larry (Skorpio, 1987)

He has contributed art to the 'Ernie Pike' series (scripts by Oesterheld) and to publishing companies like Frontera, Record, Columba and Cielo Sur (Top magazine). His work has appeared in magazines like Top and Skorpio in Italy. By the 1980s he was working for the Jaime Diaz animation studios on US productions like 'Wildfire'.

Story from Skorpio (1979)
Story from Skorpio (1979)

Blogpost about Jésus Balbi

Last updated: 2012-07-24

Series and books by Jésus Balbi in stock in the Lambiek Webshop:


Since 1999, Lambiek presents the Comiclopedia as a free service to comic fans from all over the world. The database has expanded to over 12,000 biographies of international comic artists, and also has an extensive Dutch section about comics in the Netherlands.
For 15 years, the site was funded from the resources of our Amsterdam-based shop. However, the current economical circumstances make it difficult for us to maintain this service. At the moment the Comiclopedia's sole editor works for us free of charge, aided by a couple of (international) volunteers.

If you want to help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal.