El Quijote de la Mancha
Pedro De Rojas was a pioneer in Spanish and Argentine comics. Born in Sevilla, he was a pupil of Muriel and later attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. He was one of the driving forces behind the Madrid weekly magazine Juan Rana (1897-1901). He cooperated on a great number of other magazines, such as Blanco y Negro, La Gran Vía, Madrid Cómico and Satiricón. He emigrated to Cuba in 1903, and settled in Argentina in 1906.
In Buenos Aires, he cooperated on PBT magazine, for which he created serials like 'Smith y Churrasco', 'Aniceto Cascarrabias' and 'Don Salamito y Doña Gaviota' in 1913. He subsequently became head of the art department of the daily Crítica. From the 1930s, he did graphic recreations of criminal cases, celebrated women's lives and literary adaptations of books like 'Sangre Romañola'. For El Sol, he made an adaptation of 'El Quijote de la Mancha' in 1936.