September 9, 1940 |
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
|Area(s)||Cartoonist, Writer, Artist|
|The Mercenary (El Mercenario)|
Segrelles gained popularity in Europe for his painted comic book epic The Mercenary (El Mercenario), started in 1980. Set in a medieval fantasy world, El Mercenario follows the adventures of a mercenary in his fight against evil. Unusual for the craft of comic books, every panel of his work for this series—which has reached 13 issues so far—is painted in oil, a time-consuming process.
Segrelles was also the cover artist for the Italian science fiction magazine Urania from 1988 to 1991.
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