El Capitan Barlovento, by Jose Castillo de Fez
El Capitan Barlovento

José Castillo is a Catalan artist, who began his career in the 1950s drawing 'Lib y Lob' and 'Rinty y Pacho' in La Risa, a publication of Editorial Marco. About the early 1970s Castillo teamed up with scriptwriter Juan Potau to produce 'Severino y Severiano', a crazy series featuring a couple of yokels in weekly Strong. He also contributed 'El Capitán Barlovento' and other series to several magazines of publisher Bruguera. In Pulgarcito and Gran Pulgarcito, he made series like 'Evaristo', 'Regalín' and 'Tapón y Dalilo', and he was present in Mortadelo with 'Trompinez', often with scripts by Andreu Martín. He additionally drew for the shortlived comics monthly Strong by Editorial Argos (1969-1971).

Severino y Severiano, by Jose Castillo de Fez
Severino y Severiano

He worked for Bruguera's successors Ediciones B and Compañía General de Ediciones S.A. throughout the 1980s, drawing new stories of 'El Capitan Barlovento' for Pulgarcito and the promotional comic 'Pit y Pat' for Cacaolat in Garibolo. In the 1970s he was present on the German market through Studio Ortega, with 'Tom Berry' stories for Pabel Verlag.

Pit y Pat by Jose Castillo
Pit y Pat (Garibolo #27, 1987)

Last updated: 2013-07-29

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