Antonio Segura

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Antonio Segura
Segura-by-joe-zattere.jpg
Born (1947-06-13) June 13, 1947 (age 67)
Valencia, Spain
Died January 31, 2012(2012-01-31)
Nationality Spanish
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Hombre
Bogey
Sarvan
Kraken
Jack el Destripador
Eva Medusa
Awards full list

Antonio Segura (June 13, 1947 in Valencia – January 31, 2012) was a Spanish comics writer.[1]

Biography[edit]

Antonio Segura's earliest work appeared in the early 80s after meeting the experienced artists José Ortiz, Luis Bermejo and Leopold Sanchez who were looking for an inexperienced scriptwriter, untainted by the industry.[2] Taking this opportunity, he wrote a series for each of them Hombre, Orka and Bogey, respectively. With some effort, these became published, and joined in the wave of emerging Spanish adult comics that bloomed in the post-Franco era. Hombre began a successful run in the magazine Cimoc, and Segura started collaborating with Jordi Bernet, creating the amazone fantasy series Sarvan, also appearing in Cimoc.

In 1983, Segura and a collective of artists including Bernet, Ortiz, Sánchez and Manfred Sommer, made an attempt to establish a monthly comics periodical, on the premise of artists' freedom. It was named Metropol and bore the tag "Papeles falaces urbanos y criminales" (Deceptive, Urban and Criminal Characters/Pages). Several of Segura's series were featured, among them Morgan with Ortiz, and Kraken with Bernet.[2] The latter was staged in a dystopic city, also named Metropol, above the sewers where the series' monster, the Kraken, dwelled. Unfortunately, the magazine proved short-lived, publishing only 12 issues.

Later, Segura continued his prolific partnership with José Ortiz, resulting in a large body of work, including the acclaimed Las Mil Caras de Jack el Destripador (The Thousand Faces of Jack the Ripper), and the humorous sci-fi series Burton & Cyb. In the early 90s, he started the series Eva Medusa with Ana Miralles, a work which won two Haxtur Awards. In the most recent years, Segura has worked for the Italian comics market, creating new stories for the character Tex Willer.[2]

Bibliography of French publications[edit]

  • Jack l'éventreur (Jack el Destripador) with José Ortiz (1992, Magic Strip, ISBN 2-8035-0277-1)

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Fallece a los 64 años el guionista valenciano de cómics Antonio Segura" (in Spanish). Levante-EMV. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Fernandez, Norman (2001). "REPORTAJES: Antonio Segura". tebeosfera/Comiqueando Press. (Spanish)
  3. ^ Comic Book Awards Almanac. "1993 Haxtur Awards". 

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