William de la Torre was the author of the Mexican comic strip 'Pedrito' ('Little Pedro'), which ran from 1948 to 1955. It was distributed nationwide through a small syndicate and therefore had a smaller circulation than Gus Arriola's 'Gordo'. However, the strip did appear in the USA and Canada. De la Torre's work appeared in the New Yorker between 1948 and 1953. The artist died in early 1955 at the age of 39.