El Port del Diable, by Miguel Ripoll

Miguel Ripoll i Guadayol was an extraordinary Catalan comic artist, active from the 1940s through the 1960s. He began his career shortly after the Spanish Civil War. He has worked extensively for the magazines Nicolás and Florita, creating series like 'El Mago Chelín', 'Pili', 'Cuentos', 'Piluca', 'Maritina', 'Rita', 'Marta', 'Felisa nos Cuenta una Película', 'Mapy', 'Dime, Muñequito', 'Peporro', 'Don Fortunato' and 'El Profesor Mark-Holfo y Gurriatito'. His signature series is 'Elvirita' (Florita, 1951), in which he raised questions against the power of corporations, far before the 1980s.

Elvirita by Miguel Ripoll
Elvirita

Sometimes using the pseudonym Miriol, he also published in such magazines as El Coyote ('El Grito', 'Key ey el Lagarto Humano') and Futuro, the first comics magazine entirely devoted to science-fiction. He drew the title comic of Lupita magazine, for which he also drew 'Lolín' and 'Gatolín'.

Aguila Negra, by Miguel Ripoll

Ripoll was furthermore present in Detector ('Eugenio Danyans'), Pulgarcito ('El Profesor Mark-Holfo') and La Risa ('El Tío Paco'), as well as collections published by Ameller ('Princesita', 'Estrellita', 'Andanzas de Estrellita'), Bruguera ('Águila Negra, el Justiciero'), Hispano Americana ('Jim, el Valentucho', 'Tiempos Heroicos', 'História i Llegenda', 'Piluchi') and Toray ('El Enmascarado de Bagdad'). He also worked on such comic books as 'Aguila Negra' and 'Gacela Blanca'. He additionally did agency work through Bardon Art.

El Grito, by Miguel Ripoll

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