Santiago Martin Salvador

Salvador's Spanish version of Dick Turpin.

Spanish artist Santiago Martin Salvador is probably now better known for his work for the US publisher Warren during the 1970's in such magazines as Creepy.

Born in Spain in 1936, Salvador first started drawing as a youngster before graduating to Chicos (1938-1956), the famous Spanish comic that featured work by many of Spain's best illustrators including Jesús Blasco as well as his brother and sister, Eduardo Teixeira Coelho, and Carlos Freixas Beleito. His best known work for Chicos, was the western Mendoza Colt.

He worked for many European publishers via the Madrid based art agency Selecciones Ilustradas. His early work included various stories for the Fleetway group, starting with the strip The Golden Sword which appeared in Sun Comic in 1956. He went on to draw several episodes of Robin Hood and Dick Daring stories for Thriller Picture Library , and a Buck Jones story for Cowboy Picture Library, plus various war stories.

In 1969 he became the main artist on the European comic book based on Leslie Charteris' The Saint, but he also continued working on other series such as Dick Turpin (with Victor Mora) - although he had never drawn a UK version of Dick Turpin - and James Bond.


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