Langostino, by Eduardo Ferro

Eduardo Ferro started his professional career at the age of 16, drawing for El Purrete, a supplement of the Buenos Aires Herald. A little later on, he created such characters as 'Don Pitazo' and 'Aserrín y Pan Rallado' for La Cancha magazine. He was an artist for Dante Quinterno's Patoruzú magazine from 1937 until it's demise in 1976, but continued to work on the Patoruzú annuals until 1984.

El Fantasma Benito, by Eduardo Ferro
El Fantasma Benito

In the pages of Patoruzú, he first took over Dante Quinterno's 'El Fantasma Benito' and then created such characters as 'Langostino', 'Bólido', 'Tara Service', 'Pandora' and 'Pampa Barbara'.

Bólido, by Eduardo Ferro

Ferro additionally participated in Argentina's first animated film 'Upa en Apuros' (1942), which was an adaptation of Quinterno's comic series 'Patoruzú', and drew 'Chapaleo' for La Razón in the 1940s. In the 1980s he was a teacher in graphic art with the Carlos Garaycochea art school. In that period he was also present in Superhumor magazine with 'Yirolamo corresponsal'.

Yirolamo Corresponsal, by Eduardo Ferro
Yirolamo Corresponsal (1981)

A collection of his work was published 1988, titled 'Lo que el viento devolvió'. Ferro revived his best known character, the poetic sailor 'Langostino', for the cultural magazine La Maga in the 1990s. He passed away in March 2011 at the age of 93. His characters Langostino and his boat Corina have a statue in Buenos Aires, as part of the 'Paseo de la Historieta' ('Comics Walk'), located in the Marta Linch 500 street. 

comic art by Eduardo Ferro

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