Pato Donald, by Luis Destuet

Luis Destuet was the first South-American artist of Disney comics. He began his career in 1945, doing covers and other artwork for the Argentine title El Pato Donald. He began his collaboration with Editorial Abril in Brazil in the early 1950s, for which he did several comics with 'Donald Duck' and 'Jose Carioca' throughout this decade.

Big Bad Wolf, by Luis Destuet
Big Bad Wolf (El Pato Donald #573 (1955)

Destuet was the tutor for a new wave of South-American Disney artists, including Jorge Kato and Álvaro de Moya. In the 1960s, he began his own comic, 'Trabucu y Trinquete', which was published in the magazine Salgari. In addition, he did some foreign-market stories for the American Disney Studios in 1963-64.

First Pato Donald cover, by Luis Destuet

Last updated: 2011-04-01

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