Simbad el Marino (Pulgarcito)
Julio Vivas García is a Spanish comic artist and illustrator, who has worked mainly for Bruguera in Barcelona. He drew his first realistic comics for the Toray collection Hazañas Bélicas in 1950, while also producing short stories for Merche, Hipo, El Coyote and La Risa. Vivas made his own 'Alan Duff' series for Editorial Marco from 1952, while also contributing to the Toray serials 'El Trío del Aire', 'Jim Graves', 'Dixon, el Felino', 'Mis Cuentos', and 'El Tesoro del Pirata', the latter for the Aventuros del Mundo collection.
His first work for Bruguera were the final four book in the 'El Inspector Dan' series in 1951. He later drew new installments for Pulgarcito magazine. He also contributed to the Bruguera collection 'Historias' and from 1970 onwards, he drew many issues in the 'Joyas Literarias Juveniles' series, including comic adaptations of 'Simbad the Sailor' and 'Sherlock Holmes' stories.
Vivas' series 'Mike Palmer, detective privado', made from scripts by Perich and Jorge Bayona, was published in Bravo in the late 1960's. He worked with Andreu Martin on 'Quinta Dimensión' in Sacarino in 1975 and 'Jeff Blake, le Hombre de Pinkerton' in Kung-Fu in 1979.
What about me?, comic story based on the Bobby Vee song (Valentine, 21 December 1963)
Vivas also did his share of agency work. He was an artist of romance stories for British girls' magazines like Valentine in the 1960's and Tammy and Jinty in the 1970's ('Lucky by Name', 'Guardian of White Horse Hill' and 'Paula's Puppets', among other stories). Some of these stories were also printed in Dutch magazine Tina.