Vitejii Petrodavei by Sorin Anghel

Sorin Anghel is a Romanian comic artist. He enrolled at the Tonitza Art School in 1972. He has drawn for children's comics like Cutezătorii magazine on historical comics like 'Vitejii Petrodavei' (script by Petru Demetru Popescu, 1980) and other stories throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It was under his own name that he published nice and patriotic comics during the communist regime in Romania, but he used the pen name Lee Ivas Anghel for his underground work.

Peur by Lee Ivas Anghel

These comics appeared mostly in Belgian and French fanzines and magazines, such as Scorpion, Archeopteryx and Michel Deligne's Curiosity Magazine. Deligne also published his book 'Après l'Apocalypse' in 1979. It was the first book of a comic artist from Romania to be published in the West. He was also one of the founders of Peur magazine, the first Romanian comics magazine published in the French language. By 1989 he was contributing stories to the Romanian avantgarde magazine Orion, but also to Imago and Baby Star.

Ultima Cursa by Sorin Anghel
Ultima Cursa (from Cutezatorri)

In the 1990s he turned to political gag strips for Expres Magazin and Viitorul Romanesc. In fact, he was the author of the first political comic strip in Romania, the Junglebook-parody 'Noile Carti ale Junglei'. He also started making storyboards for a Spanish production company. Anghel drew the comics 'Olimpul Vesel' and 'Uimitoarele aventuri ale lui Bobby Boy' in Top Junior in 1996 and 1997, and 'Home, sweet home' and 'Émigrant' in Quadrat.

He also participated in the new formula of Carusel magazine in 2005. In 2009, he published his story 'Le Mur', a project he had started after the fall of communism in 1989.

Noile Carti ale Junglei by Sorin Anghel
Noile Carti ale Junglei

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