El Astronauta by Alfonso Alamar
El Astronauta (Almanaque de Locos, 1963)

Alfonso Alamar was originally a painter, who later turned to comics. His published his first work in the 1930s, contributing to magazines like Niños and Flechas y Pelayos. He was one of the earlier contributors to publishing house Valenciana and he participated in the foundation of its magazine Jaimito. His contributions extended until the early 1960s. They included stand alone funny stories and series like 'Los Herederos', 'Pieduro, Futbolista del Futuro' and 'Kuki el Explorador', which he did in Jaimito, 'Pildorón y Tontaina', which appeared in Mariló, and 'Orejitas', which he did in Pumby. Alamar's best known character for Valenciana was 'El Jinete Fantasma Cómico', which he made with writer Amorós (1950).

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