Barrabases, by Guido Vallejos

Writer and artist Guido Vallejos Pacheco was born in Copiapó, Chile in 1929. He later moved to Santiago. In the late 1940's, Vallejos published his first works in Pichanga, a sports magazine edited by Pepo. After working in other jobs, Vallejo published the strip 'Barrabases' in the newspaper Los Tiempos. Shortly afterwards he published the magazine Barrabases by himself and out of his own pocket. The magazine was a huge success from the start. 'Barrabases' tells the story of a small provincial football club and its members and fans. Soon other authors also contributed to the magazine with their own sports comic.

With the success of the magazine, Vallejos founded his own publishing house, Ediciones Guido Vallejos. This publishing house brought forth such publications as El Pingüino, a magazine dedicated to adult humour. For this magazine, Vallejo contributed 'Cogo y Terito'. He later published the horror comics magazine Brujerías de Vampirella, which imported stories from the USA and other countries. He also started the magazine Viejo Verde. However, Guido Vallejo's fame is due mainly to having created 'Barrabases', which had its own animated television series prior to the 1998 World Cup.

Barrabases, by Guido Vallejos

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