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Comic Creator

Victor Honigman

Witold Honigmann Weiss

(1921, Austria - 1994, Peru)  Peru

Victor  Honigman

Supercholo, by Victor Honigman

Victor Honigman is best known as the creator of 'Supercholo', one of Peru's best-known comic characters. Born Witold Honigmann Weiss in Vienna, Austria, he escaped from the Matthaussen concentration camp in 1942 and fled to Russia. He moved to Lima in 1954, and settled in the Magdalena district.

Supercholo, by Victor Honigman

With Francisco Miró Quesada, he created the character of 'Supercholo' for the Sunday supplement of El Comercio in 1957. This popular strip ran until February 1966. Between 1966 and 1973, he headed the Textiles Viena factory. He eventually moved to Tel Aviv, where he became a cartoonist for Bamajané. He passed away in Lima in 1994.

Supercholo, by Victor Honigman
Supercholo, by Victor Honigman

Last updated: 2009-02-27

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