No swimming allowed (Dutch version from Tina)

Santiago Hernandez Martin is a Spanish artist who has mainly worked on romance and adventure stories for British girls' comics. Born in Salamanca, he began his career as the assistant of Boixcar, while settling near Barcelona in Esplugas de Llobregat. He began an assocation with the publishing house Bruguera in 1960, where he worked on several comics for male, female and also juveniles audiences. After leaving Bruguera, he went to work in a studio in the Calle Aribau, alongside Jesús Peña, Marcelo Guillamón and Trini Tinturé.

romance comic by Santiago Hernandez Martin

He has been working almost exclusively for the British market from 1969 to 1992. He was a regular in June with the 'Susan Stevens' feature between 1969 and 1971, while also doing contributions to Mirabelle ('Bright Lights… Dark Secrets') and Jinty ('The hanting of Hazle'). He was present in Princess Tina in the first half of the 1970's with independent stories like 'Sister to a soccer star', 'No swimming allowed', 'No time for Tricia',

Our Terry by Santiago Hernandez
Our Terry (Nuestra Sonia in Spanish)

He made the Philip Douglas-scripted serail 'Our Terry' for Oh Boy (1977-80). His work was often seen in Mates, including short stories throughout the 1970's and the longer story 'A face in the crowd' in 1980. In the 1980's he made a great many stories for Girl, including 'Diary a ballerina', 'Birthday mystery', 'The strange story of Crow Village', 'Auntie’s favourite ghost'.

The Strange Story of Crow Village (Girl, 1982)

Hernandez also appeared in Tammy with 'Different strokes' and 'Room for Rosie' in 1983. He made the newspaper strip 'Ben and Katie' for the Daily Star between 1988 and 1992.

Ben and Katie by Santiago Hernandez
Ben and Katie

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