Artwork by Daniel Cadena

Héctor Falcón was a Mexican illustrator, cartoonist, painter and engraver, as well as a pioneer in photo stories, who used the pseudonyms Daniel Cadena and Cadena M. He was born in Xalapa, and studied at the Academy of San Carlos and began his career at the printing firm of the daily El Universal in 1918. Together with Everardo Flores, he set up the 'Mini-cuentos', a series of micro comic stories for newspapers, in 1929. He also worked for the newspapers El Globo, El Heraldo, El Demócrata, Excélsior and Novedades, and the magazines Actual and Continental.

He created the first Mexican photo novel in 1939, made a comic strip based on the iconic Mexican comedian Cantinflas ('Cantinfladas'), was founder of the comics/children's magazines Pin Pom and Piocha, and art director of Don Timorato and Revista de Revistas. He furthermore worked as a book illustrator for publishing houses and advertising agencies.

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