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This profile was last updated on 9/5/06  and contains information from public web pages.
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Background

Employment History

  • Graphics Teacher
    School of Arts
  • Quinterno

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Secretary
    Argentinean Comic Association
  • Member
    Barcelona Comics Fair

Education

  • Columbia
Web References
MRM's Erotic Comix Collections | Horacio Altuna Collections
altuna.i-ecc.com, 5 Sept 2006 [cached]
Horacio Altuna Photo
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In 1967 Altuna went to Columbia, where he stayed until 1974. During that period he worked on scripts by Robin Wood, S. Almendro, I. Alsemberg and H. Oesterheld amont others, creating characters such as Kabul from Bengala, Hilano Corbalan with Carlos Trillo ( Trillo wrote the scripts). In 1982, Altuna went to Europe and settled there. In Spain he created Time Out, Hot L.A., and Imaginary, all of them written by himself. In 1989 he started his collaboration with Playboy Magazine in its Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Australian and Turkish editions. Altuna has published more than 70 books in 20 countries. He recieved several awards in Spain ("1984" and "Zona 64" awards), both as a writer and as an illustrator. He also won the Yellow Kid, the most prestigious award in his profession, in 1986 in Luca, Italy. He was a member of the international jury at the Barcelona Comics Fair.
Horacio Altuna now lives in Sitges, Barcelona. He is married and has three children.
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Born in Córdoba, Altuna made his debut in the comics world in 1965 for publisher Editorial Columbia.
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From 1973 to 1976 Altuna collaborated with Fleetway, Ediciones Record, Charlton Comics, Playboy and the French Les Humanoïdes Associés.
In July 1975, in the daily newspaper El Clarín, Altuna with writer Carlos Trillo created the journalist character Hugo Chávez, best known as El loco Chavez, one of the Argentine most popular comics strips.
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In 1982 Altuna moved to Sitges, Spain, drawing stories for the Editorial Toutain and short erotic stories for Playboy. As of February 2005, he has published the comic strip Familia Tipo in the newspaper El Periódico.
Award: 1986 - Yellow Kid and Gran Guinigi prize for Best Foreign Author
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Self-taught artist Horacio Altuna made his debut in Argentina in 1965. He began a longtime collaboration with the publishing house Colomba in Buenos Aires in 1967, where he co-created characters like 'Big Norman' (with writer Robin Wood), 'Hilario Corvalan' (with Sergio Almendre), 'Los Cuzados' and 'Kabul' (with Hector German Oesterheld). In addition, he worked for the publishers Quinterno, Abril and Atlantida, as well as the Fleetway group in London. In 1975, he created the series 'El Loco Chavez' with the writer Carlos Trillo in the daily Clarin. The strip was a huge success, and was adapted for TV and published in Spain and France.
Altuna became secretary of the Argentinean Comic Association and taught graphics at the School of Arts in Buenos Aires. In 1982, he moved to Spain, where he got assiciated with Josep Toutain's agency. He contributed to magazines like Zona 84, Comix Internacional, Cimoc and Play Boy. lready a master of black and white techniques, he devoted himself to stories in color, like 'Ficcionario', 'Tragaperas', 'Merdichensky' and 'Charlie Moon', which were published all over Europe. In 1986, he drew the political fiction 'Chances' in Pilote et Charlie, and received the 'Yellow Kid Award for the Best Illustrator' from the International Comics Salon in Lucca. In the 1990s, he produced several albums published by Toutain ('Charlie Moon'), Les Humanoïdes Associés ('Noëls Fripons', 'Douce Randonnée') and Titanic ('Voyeur').
From 1993, he was present in Co & Co, a new adult monthly of Ediciones B, for which he conceived 'Hot L.A.'. He specialized short erotic stories, which were published in most of the European editions of Playboy magazine. While his main focus in the 1990s were erotic comics, he also produced the family comic 'Familia Tipo' in El Periódico and later in the Argentine daily El Nene Montano. A talented realistic comic artist, Altuna has made many innovations in traditional comic layout, experimenting with the placement of his text balloons.
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Horacio Altuna was born in Cordoba (Argentina) on November 24, 1941.He began his professional career in 1965, at which time he published his works in Supervolador, Misterix, and Rayo Rojo.In 1967, Altuna went to Colombia, where he stayed until 1974.During that period, he worked on scripts by Robin Wood, S. Almeendro, I. Alsemberg and H. Oesterheld among others, creating characters such as Kabul from Bengala, Hilano Corbalan, and many more.In 1975, Altuna collaberated with Carlos Trillo (he wrote the scripts).In 1982, Altuna went to Europe and settled there.In Spain, he created Time Out, Hot L.A., and imaginary, all of them written by himself.In 1989, he started his collaboration with Playboy Magazine in its Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Australian, and Turkish editions.
Altuna has published more than 70 books in 20 countries.He's received several awards in Spain ("1984" and "Zona 64" awards), bith as a writer and as an illustrator.He also won the Yellow Kid, the most prestigious award in his profession, in 1986 in Lucca, Italy.He was a member of the international jury at the Barcelona Comics Fair.
Today, Horacio Altuna lives in Sitges, Barcelona.He is married and has three children.
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Horacio Altuna ...
altuna.i-ecc.com, 5 Sept 2006 [cached]
Horacio Altuna
Prize " Yellow Kid " in 1986 - the one of greater prestige in the field of cómic- this author has touched all sorts of Art: science fiction, eroticism, fantasy, thriller, soap operates, etc.
Federico Fellini said of him: "Altuna and other authors of the L'Eternauta magazine they are the greatest sketchers of our time"
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Horacio Altuna was born in Cordova (Argentina) on November 24, 1941.He begun his professional career in 1965, at which time he published his work in Supervolador, Misterix and Rayo Rojo.
In 1967 he began to work for the Columba publishing house, for which he worked up to 1975 creating or recreating diverse personages: Big Norman, of Robin acclimated Wood and in the America of our days, Hilario Corvalán, of Sergio Almond tree, the Crossed ones of Isaac Aizemberg and, finally, Kabul of Bengal Héctor G. Oesterheld, work of historical adventure.
He collaborated in the magazines "Patoruzito", "People", "Seven days", "the Hojita", "Satiricón".
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But late, in the Editing magazines of the Magpie ("Superhumor", "Pendulum", "Humor"), Trillo and Altuna they descollan with: Charley Moon, histories of a boy in the North America of years 30; Merdichesky, an unusual detective of New York, loving of the poetry and the art, and mainly, the Puertitas of Mr. Lopez the masterpiece of the Trillo/Altuna binomial.
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Brilliant irony, inventiveness, melancholy and ideas characterize this series in which the text of I beat and the putting in scene of Altuna is based on a great work.
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Although Altuna collaborated actively in the scripts of I beat, it was already moment for dedicating itself to more personal projects.Thus completely own works like Time Out, Ficcionario and Chances are born, in which the author describes a based distressing future to us, nevertheless, in the most horrifying aspects of the present society.At this time (1986) Horacio Altuna it received the prize " Yellow Kid " in Lucca, the prize more prestigious than it is granted in his field.Also she was finalist in 1987 in the prize to the best foreign album of the festival of Angoulème, with the Last Recreation.
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Famous by its spectacular feminine personages but also by the great depth of its work, Altuna is a most prestigious ambassador of the Argentina comic strip in the world.
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