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Comic Creator

Jorge Longaron

Jordi Longarón i Llopart

(b. 1933, Spain)  Spain

Jorge Longaron

Friday Foster, by Jorge Longaron (1970)
Friday Foster (1970)

Jorge Longaron was born in Barcelona, and began his career working as a commercial artist. In the 1940s and 1950s he was drawing comic series like 'Arsénico Lupin' in Chispa and 'Chan-Chu-Llo' in Garabatos. He was also contributing to Toray collections like 'El Pequeño Mosquetero', 'Serenata Extra', 'Hazañas Belicas' and 'Hazañas del Oeste'.

Hazanas del Oeste by Jorge Longaron
Hazañas del Oeste #9

By 1969 he was hired by the Chicago Tribune and the New York News Syndicate to create a comic strip. This resulted in the 'Friday Foster' strip, about a young female photographer. 'Friday Foster' was written by Jim Lawrence and ran from 1970 to 1974. It was adapted into a feature film in 1975. Since then, Longarón has done many cover illustrations for American publications. He is also a fine artist, and specializes in painting the Catalan countryside, but also the American southwest.

Friday Foster, by Jorge Longaron

Last updated: 2009-07-31

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