comic art by Arturo Lanteri

Arturo Lanteri was one of the pioneering Argentine comics artists from the early 20th century. He started out drawing for several magazines, before he created 'Las Aventuras del Negro Raúl' in El Hogar in 1916. The series was a success and the publisher wanted another character, which became 'Tijerita', published in Mundo Argentino in 1918. Lanteri got his biggest success in 1922 with 'Don Pancho Talero', also in El Hogar. The series, inspired by George McManus's 'Bringing up Father', was the first Argentine family comic and ran for over 20 years, until 1943. A couple of successful movie adaptations were made, directed by Lanteri himself. In 1924, Lanteri created another character, 'Anacleto'.

El Negro Raúl, by Arturo Lanteri

Last updated: 2012-06-14

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