Comic Creator Emilio Giralt Ferrando

Emilio Giralt Ferrando

Fussy, Giral, Artiz, Aguilar, Ferrando

(13 January 1921 - 7 January 1997, Spain)   Spain

Emilio  Giralt Ferrando

Lord Fantasma, by Emilio Giralt Ferrando

Emilio Giralt Ferrando had a malformation in his right hand, but this didn't prevent him to become a popular comics artist for the publishing houses Toray and Ricart. He worked for Toray from the 1940s, cooperating on titles such as 'Safari' and most notably 'Diablo de los Mares' with scripts by J.B. Artés. Influenced at first by Hogarth, Ferrando was successful with series like 'Dixon el Felino' for Toray and 'Jorga, Piel de Bronce' at Ricart in 1954. In 1955, he created the caped crusader 'El Rey de las Tinieblas' for the publishing house Samara, and a year later, he drew 'Buffalo Bill' for Ferma.

Diablo de los Mares, by Emilio Giralt Ferrando

Taking on the pseudonym Giral, he illustrated 'El Corsario Audaz' at Ricart in 1955. In 1959, he created 'El Hijo del Capitan Coraje'. Throughout his long career, he used a variety of pseudonyms, such as Fussy, Artiz or Aguilar. Among his most notable work is 'Zarpa de Leon', that he did for Toray from 1949, as well as his work for Sissi and the collections Episodios Nacionales and Azucena.

Jorga, by Emilio Giralt Ferrando

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