Born in Cuzco, Alfonso La Torre illustrated Arturo Daniel Hernández' novels 'Sangama' and 'SelvaTrágica' in the 1940s and 1950s. He was among the first Peruvian artists that used recurring characters in his strips. In 1947, he made 'Las Andanzas de Anacleto Barringa', which was followed by 'Falsetti, un Tipo Como Muchos' in El Comercio from 1948 to 1962. In the late 1950s, he commenced adapting Ricardo Palma's 'Tradiciones Peruanas' for El Comerio. Later on, La Torre became a literature, theatre and cinema critic.