comic art by Caramuta

José Eduardo Caramuta was born February 24, 1943 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires in 1965. He started his professional career in 1961, when he created the comical character 'El Pequeño Trovador'. From 1963 to 1971, he worked for Editorial Edmal drawing western and war stories for the magazines Fuego and Impacto, and he collaborated with Editorial Yago as well, working on, among others, the character 'Wapiti' with Carlos Cartago as a writer.

For a minor publisher, he drew 'El Puma' and 'Agente de la CIA', and he also made several works for Editorial Dante Quinterno's Patoruzito. For Cielosur Editora, he drew episodes of 'Ernie Pike' based on scripts by Héctor Germán Oesterheld. From 1971 he also worked for the American Charlton Group, providing art for war and romance comics. In 1972 began to collaborate with Editorial Columba and British D.C. Thomson, working on several war stories.

He settled in Milan, Italy in 1974, and he started a collaboration with the Italian publishers Mondadori (stories in varying genres for Audax, as well as the 'Magnum' series), Dardo (stories in Super Eroica and Uomini e Guerra), Edizioni San Paolo (Il Giornalino) and Rizzoli (Corrier Boy). Since 1987, he works for editor Bonelli on the 'Nick Raider' series.

Image provided by Giancarlo Malagutti
Laatste update: 2008-02-15

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