Carlos V. Roume
Comic Artist - Carlos V. Roume

Carlos V. Roume was born in Buenos Aries in 1923. The youngest of nine brothers, he studied at home under the tutalage of his father Francisco, a painter, sculptor and architect. At the age of twenty five he went to France and started working freelance for various agencies as a jobbing artist. It was in France that he discovered his metier as a comic artist. Returning to Argentina in 1950 his first series, Lapacho Juan was published in the magazine Patoruzito. He then went on to do an adaptation of Lassie for Editorial Abril. Roume also worked for the magazine Hora Cero in the fifties, in particular drawing boards of several series written by Hector German Oesterheld. However, his main love was drawing adaptations of well known books: he drew the comic versions of Robinson Crusoe and Moby Dick. In 1952 he created Sabu, a young Tarzan character living in the jungles of India, and based on the films starring Sabu.

Between 1954 and 1962 he worked for Fleetway on several Dick Daring stories for Thriller Picture Library, and also worked on Cowboy Comics and Cowboy Picture Library and in particular on Kit Carson. He drew the evocative strip Rodney Stone, based on Conan Doyle's story for Ranger, which was continued in Look and Learn, and even tried his hand on Olac the Gladiator for Tiger.

He drew Hayawatha in Il Corriere dei Piccoli in the sixties, as well as Zane Canon and Alazzan with the script writer Ray Collins.

In the 1970's Roume worked with the Argentinian publishers Ediciones Record.

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