Maxtron by Joan March
Maxtron (Pulgarcito 15, 1987)

Joan March i Zuriguel is a Spanish artist and one of the representatives of the third generation of Bruguera artists. Born in Granollers, he began his career as the assistant of Escobar for Editorial Bruguera in 1970. From the following year, he started to contribute his own series to the Barcelona-based publishing house. He created 'Ruperto' and 'Calixto y Damián' for Din Dan, and 'Ataúlfo y Gedeón', 'La Familia Potosí', 'Ambrosio Carabino', and 'Maxtron' for Pulgarcito. He additionally worked for magazines by other publishers, such as Gaceta Junior ('Don Meñique') and Strong.

Don Meñique, by Joan March

He left comics and Bruguera to focus on painting in 1974 but returned in 1978 as one of the regular contributors to Mortadelo and Super Mortadelo. He created his best known comic series, 'El Mini Rey', for these publications, but through the year it has also been published in Tío Vivo, Bruguelandia, Mortadelo Especial and Súper Tío Vivo. Inspired by the countercultural movement La Movida Madrileña he created the two alternative rock stars 'Tranqui y Tronco' for Super Mortadelo in the 1980s.

When Bruguera was succeeded by Ediciones B in 1986, March remained active for the company. He created 'Maxtron' for Pulgarcito in 1987, 'Todos estamos locos' for Superlópez in 1989 and 'Los Peláez' in Zipi y Zape Extra in 1994.

Tranqui y Tronco, by Joan March
Tranqui y Tronco

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