Manfred Sommer

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Manfred Sommer
Born May 27, 1933
San Sebastian, Spain
Died October 3, 2007(2007-10-03) (aged 74)
Nationality Spanish
Area(s) artist, writer
Notable works
Frank Cappa

Manfred Sommer (May 27, 1933 - October 3, 2007[1]) was a Spanish comics artist, best known for the reporter comics series Frank Cappa.

Career[edit]

Sommer was born at San Sebastián.

He began his career as an informal pupil of Jesus Blasco, and received creative support from the Blasco family during his young years.[2] Sommer's main influences were Milton Caniff, Frank Robbins and Hugo Pratt.[1]

Sommer created the series El Lobo Solitario, Polux, and El Tigre, before launching his first great success in 1981, Frank Cappa, which was published in the comics magazine Cimoc.[1] Joining the Spanish creators such as Jordi Bernet, Antonio Segura, Leopold Sánchez and José Ortiz, Sommer was part of the ambitious though short-lived Metropol initiative which published three magazines in the early 1980s, Metropol, Mocambo and KO cómics.[3]

Bibliography of French titles[edit]

  • Frank Cappa
    • 1. Frank Cappa au Brésil (1984, Les Humanoïdes Associés, ISBN 2-7316-0301-1)
    • 2. Somoza et Gomorrhe (1986, Kesselring)
    • 3. Le dernier africain (1988, Kesselring)
    • 4. Viet-Song! (1989, Dargaud, ISBN 2-205-03861-3)

References[edit]

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c Lambiek Comiclopedia. "Manfred Sommer". 
  2. ^ SpaceRockHeaters. "Si yo fuera Frank Cappa" (in Spanish). 
  3. ^ murciacomic.com. "Ortiz" (in Spanish). 

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