Argentine comics author Walter Ciocca started out in the architecture field, working on the renovation of Buenos Aires from 1932 to 1935. In 1948, he turned to creating realistic comics, drawing in a style that resembles woodcarving. His early works include 'Hilario Leiva' and 'Santos Vega'. In 1950, he launched his series 'Hormiga Negra' in La Razón magazine, followed by 'Fuerte Argentino' in Misterix. In 1954, he developed his most famous creation, the series 'Lindor Covas', again in La Razón. In 1962 a movie was made with the characters of Ciocca by director Carlos Cores.