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Comic Creator

Rudy Baptista

Manuel Joaquim Batista

(11 November 1912 - 23 February 1956, Portugal)  Portugal

Rudy  Baptista

O Dragão Vermelho, by Baptista Rudy
O Dragão Vermelho

Manuel "Rudy" Baptista was a Portuguese comic artist and painter. whose work was published in O Papagaio in the 1940s. Apart from making humorous comics, Baptista also made "dark" realistic detective stories, like 'O Dragão Vermelho'. He also worked at the Lisbon Theatre and enjoyed the lifestyle between the actors, artists and free spirits of the day. He was also a very talented painter of mainly watercolours and his passion for France took him there on a creative journey where he met his wife, Solange, who was a French teacher. They settled in Lisbon, where he lived until his death on 23 February 1956. Solange passed away 45 years and one day later, on 24 February 2001.

His name was often written as Rudy Baptista (even on his gravestone!), but in fact the correct family name is Batista.

Additional information by Tania Batista Hofer, Rudy Batista's granddaughter
Last updated: 2013-11-14

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