Juan Zanotto
Comic Artist - Juan Zanotto

From the first episode of Zanotto's Henga. Original board.

Born on September 26th 1935 in Cuelio, near Turin Italy, Juan Zanotto left with his family for the Argentine when he was 13 years old. He attended the Escuela Panamericana del Arte where he followed the courses given by Alberto Breccia and Hugo Pratt. In 1953 he was hired by Editorial Codex to restore old comic artwork, but the following year he started to create his own work, primarily adventure strips, but in particular westerns.

He worked for many years in London for Fleetway, and only returned to Argentina in 1965 when he was offered the job as artistic director by Editorial Codex. In 1974 he started a collaboration with Ediciones Record where his characters soon became public favourites in magazines such as Lanciostory and Skorpio: Henga, el cazador (known in Italy as Yor, il cacciator) with scripts by Diego Navarro, Wakantanka (scripted by Oesterheld), and the seductrice Barbara (scripted by Ricardo Barriero), plus Nuevo York Ano cero and Chronicas del Tempio Medio.

By the early 1980's, Zanotto was art director of Ediciones Record, and was also involved in the training of new young talent in the field of comics. In 1991 he worked for Marvel Comics on the graphic novel Warman.

 


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