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Comic Creator

Edmundo Marculeta

Marcouleta, Marcouletta, Marcou, Boris Tunder

(6 April 1923 - 3 May 1989, Spain-France)  France

Edmundo Marculeta

Calamity Jane by Edmundo Marculeta (Boris Tunder)
Calamity Jane (Marius)

Edmundo Marculeta started his professional career at age 17 with Valanciana publishers. While drawing series like 'Aventuras de Baron Thunder', 'Julio y Ricardo' and 'Vengador del Mundo' for this publisher, Marculeta also took on drawing caricatures and political cartoons in Diario Madrid. Because of these cartoons, Marculeta got in trouble in Spain and fled to France.

comic art by Edmondo Marculeta

From 1950 he started signing with Marcouleta, Marcouletta, or simply Marcou. He drew series like 'Jim l'Éclair' and 'Sandy le Petit Boucanier' for Ohé, and he did the title comic for the western book Gazelle Blanche by Sagédition. In the early 1950s, he was additionally present in special issues of Fillette and in L'Express Illustré (with 'Rudy le Vieux Sheriff'), Jean-Pierre and Bonnes Soirées (illustrations).

comic art by Edmondo Marculeta

He began working in the satirical genre again for Le Hérisson, a collaboration that lasted for over twenty years. In the 1960s, Marculeta also worked for the Del Duca press group, where he produced comics and illustrations for L'Intrépide and Hurrah!, but also work for pocket comic books like Old Brigger (with 'Kit Carson') and Tom Nickson.

Chicago Twenties by Edmundo Marculeta
Chicago Twenties (Marius)

During this period, Marculeta did comics for Pistolin (episodes of 'Grands Noms de l'Histoire de France'), Bonux Boy, Vaillant and Record and agency work for Germany and England. In the 1970s, Edmundo Marculeta pursued a career in adult comics, published in L'Hérisson and Marius, using pseudonyms like Boris Tunder and Tony Cranach ('Chicago Twenties', 'Le Noctambule', 'Calamity Jane'). In the early 1980s, he returned to Spain and specialized in sado-masochistic comics for the self-published magazine Eurostanton.

Julio y Ricardo, by Edmundo Marculeta

Last updated: 2010-08-06

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