Biography of Alfredo Alcalá (1925-2000)

Strip cartoonist filipino, born in Talisay (Philippines) on August 23, 1925 and died in Los Angeles, United States on April 8, 2000.


Despite its filipino origin, Alfredo Alcalá developed most of his career in the United States, where he specializes in drawing superhero. Their training is related to design, office he leaves when he gets his first works as "cartoonist" in his native country, in magazines such as Bituin Komiks, Filipino Komiks and Tagalog Klassics, in which collaborates from 1948.

Surprised by the quality of your drawing, agents of the American publishing house engaged D.C. Comics in the early 1970s. Despite their status as newly arrived in the United States, the commissions accumulate to Alcalá, whose name is becoming usual in most important comic books of the company. Another company of importance, Marvel Comics, soon request the services of the artist, who achieved some notoriety after its intervention in the Savage Sword of Conan series. To 1977 is associated with Marion Dern, who writes the scripts for Rick O'Shay, a cartoon of adventures set in the American West. From that moment, Alcalá must make compatible his work on the comic with contributions from other areas, such as designer or artist on animated series.