José Guadalupe Cruz
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José Guadalupe Cruz (January 31, 1917 – November 22, 1989) was a Mexican writer.
Born in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico, Cruz published his first comic when he was 18 years old and his career became one of the most productive and successful in the Mexican comics-scene. In the beginning his works were printed in the magazines Paquin, Paquita and Pepin, and many of these stories captured his readers, like Adelita y las guerrillas.
In 1943 he started to use a system of photomontage to make his comics. He created novels of great power like Carta Brava, Percal, Tango, Ventarron, Tenebral, Dancing and Malevaje. In 1947 he started writing for films and acted in more than thirty movies with directors like Ismael Rodríguez, Agustín P. Delgado, Chano Urueta, Miguel Morayta, René Cardona and Juan Orol. In 1952, he founded his own publishing house, Ediciones José G. Cruz, which published comics like Muñequita, La Pandilla, Rosita Alvirez, El Vampiro Tenebroso and Canciones Inolvidables. Santo, el enmascarado de plata was so successful that it was published for 30 years uninterruptedly and is one of the icons of Mexican popular culture.
Personal life and death
On February 10, 1940, Cruz married to Doña Ana Maria Ayala Cornejo at age 59, with whom he had his first son, José Gustavo.
- Biography (in Spanish) of José Guadalupe Cruz on cinemexicano.unam.mx - includes photo
- Shows several pages and a cover from El Santo - on Magic Carpet Burn
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