comic art by Alfonso Font

Born in Barcelona, Alfonso Font Carreras studied fine arts, and began his career doing some illustration work for Bruguera. Font's first comics were published in Hazanas del Oeste of the publishing house Toray. For the Selecciones Illustradas agency, he made historical comics about the lives of famous criminals. In 1970, he began working for the British market (a.o. 'Black Max' for Fleetway) and the American market (Warren, Skywald). With the writer C. Echevarria, he made 'Géminis' ('Phil Jackson').

comic art by Alfonso Font

In 1975, he settled in Paris where he began a collaboration with the magazine Pif Gadget. For this magazine he created 'Sandberg, Père et Fils' (script by Patrick Cothias, 1975-77), 'Les Dossiers Mystère' (scipts by Solet, art in cooperation with Carlos Giménez and Usero, 1978) and 'Les Robinsons de la Terre' (script by Roger Lécureux, 1979-82). He was also present in Scoop with two stories in cooperation with J.M. Charlier, and in Tousse Bourin ('Foutu Job' with Cothias, 1976) and Super-As ('Les Compagnons d'Atlantis, scripted by Victor Mora, 1980).

Bri d'Alban, by Alfonso Font

Font eventually returned to his native country, where he started two new series with Victor Mora: 'Sylvestre' and 'Tequila Bang'. He contributed to several magazines, like Cimoc, Circus, À Tope and 1984. For the latter, he created Clarke and Kubrick, two futuristic characters that starred in many of his subsequent comics for Cimoc and Rambla.

John Sinclair by Alfonso Font
John Sinclair - Die Vampir-Sippe (Bastei, 1999)

In Cimoc, he introduced his aviation character 'Frederico Mendelssohn Bartholdy'. Also for this magazine, he made 'El Prisionero de las Estrellas' (1983), and the series 'Jann Polynésia' and 'John Rohner' (1985). For À Tope, he made 'Carmen Bond' in 1985.

Robinsons de la Terre, by Alfonso Font

In 1987, he started working for Pilote and Charlie Mensuel, with the series 'Taxi'. After two independent albums for Planeta publishers, he restarted 'John Rohner' at Norma publishers, then created 'Privado' and 'Bri d'Alban' in Cimoc, as well as the police series 'Negras tormentas' with writer Juan Antonio De Blas. In 1996, he launched the erotic series 'Dra, Dare' in Penthouse Comix.

Tex, by Alfonso Font

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Last updated: 2011-04-29

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