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Comic Creator

Vicente Roso

Vicente Roso Mengual

(15 April 1920 - 1996, Spain)  Spain

Vicente Roso

Florita, by Vicente Roso

Born in Vinarós, Vicento Roso moved to Madrid with his parents, where he studied art and painting. His first professional work appeared in Flechas y Pelayos, Leyendas, Zas, and Maravillas. He was then assigned by a the publisher Marisal to do the series 'Canguro' and 'Pelícano'. He moved to Barcelona, where he collaborated on Plaza. For the magazine El Coyote, he created several realistic comics. Most notable was his creation of the herione 'Florita', for which he did both artwork and scenario. The character's popularity led to the launch of Florita girls magazine in 1949. Roso left the magazine and comics in 1956 and began illustrating. He joined Busquets publishers in 1965, a publisher specialized in christmas art. He also became art director at Ancora, where he remained until 1975. In the 1980s, he became a celebrated painter.

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