Lion, by Guillermo Mordillo
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Born in Buenos aires, Guillermo Mordillo began his career working in the commercial field and illustrating tales of Charles Perrault. At the age of 20 he ventured into the production of animated films through his own Studio Calas. He moved to Lima, Peru, in 1955 where he worked on a couple of advertising campaigns. Five years later he settled in New York and eventually in Paris in 1963.

comic art by Mordillo

There, he started out in the communication field, before publishing his first illustrations and humorous comics in magazines like Lui, Paris-Match and Pif Gadget. In the late 1970s he was active in animation again on the Balearic islands, bofore focusing his production on Germany and the UK. Mordillo was one of the most widely published cartoonists of the 1970s. Some of his titles are 'Le Galion', 'Crazy Cowboy', 'Crazy Crazy', 'Les Girafes' and 'Mordillo Cartoons'. In the last 20 years he has worked almost exclusively in humor and children's illustration.

comic art by Mordillo

Last updated: 2007-08-31

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