comic art by Carlos Azagra

Carlos Azagra was born in Sevilla and raised in Zaragoza. He began his studies in fine arts in Barcelona in 1975. After drawing for some magazines and associations in Zaragoza, including the communist party, he began his professional cartooning career in the pages of Andalán, a regional Aragonese newspaper. For Aragón 2000, he helped set up a humoristic supplement, La Picararza. He continued with his political work through the collective ZETA, which led to a conviction of 4 months imprisonment and 7 years of incapacitation.

comic art by Juan Carlos Azagra

By then, he had already joined the Butifarra! team in Barcelona, as well as the Federación de AA.VV. Since the 1980s, he has been working for periodicals like Diario de Barcelona, Cul de Sac, Makoki, El Gallo Morón, Liberación, Zero, El 35, El 29 and several fanzines. His radical humor is situated in urban areas and shows the typical features and people of city life. His long series for El Jueves 'Pedro Pico y Pico Vena' has been compiled in a number of volumes. Another remarkable title in his abundant production is 'Estampas urbanas'. He is founder of the Partido de la Gente del Bar.

From Makoki, by Carlos Azagra 1983

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