El Circus, by Lanzón

José Lanzón Piera was born in Valencia. A self-taught artist, he presented his work to Editorial Valenciana when he was 16 years old. Lanzón then published his first comics in magazines like Jaimito, Pumby, Mariló and SOS. Shortly afterwards, he was also active as an illustrator for Héroes del Espacio and Comandos. In 1954, he went to work for Publicidad Lanza. In 1960, he began a collaboration with Editorial Toray in Barcelona and took on assignments for the French market. In Paris, he worked for publishers and magazines like S.A.G.E. (Rin-tin-tin, Pepito), Vaillant, Lisette and Frimousse.

Rin-Tin-Tin, by Lanzón

From 1965, he worked for the British market (Fleetway Publications) through the Bardon Art agency. In the late 1970s, he worked for Universo in Milan, drawing for Albo, Blitz and Monello. He additionally drew for the Italian publisher Edifumetto. In 1982, Lanzon drew a comics adaptation of 'Mío Cid' for Diario de Valencia. During this period, he also illustrated books for the publishers Anaya and Santillana. In the 1990s, he was mainly active for Diputación Valenciana.

Suspenso en Furiar, by Lanzón

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Last updated: 2012-04-14

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