Sunday, March 04, 2012

Romancing The Genre

Saturday Leftover Day.

Here are a couple of more Ric Estrada pages, including the dingle story he did for DC before doing off to Germany and disappearig from comics for about ten years. In the comment section yesterday, Bob asked if Estrada worked in advertising. As far as I see he didn't. He was just a young kid coming frm the New York School of Visual arts. I don;t know if he was part of the same bunch of artist studying there under Jerry Robinson (which incudes Marie Severin, Bob Forgione, Ross Andru and Steve Ditko), some of which were consequently very much influenced by Alex Toth when they started working for Standard. But they all ended up at Standard and here Estada seems to be on his own and slightly later.

I have more of Estrada's earlier work and might ad that later. But for now, I am starting with the later stuff. Not all of it as impressive as the pages I shared yesterday, but if have one that is and will ad it as soon as possible


The Art of Bob Chambers said...

Thanks for posting more Estrada stuff, Ger. A lot of talent for a young kid fresh out of school! His stuff reminds me of the Filipino comics...but I guess he is Cuban. I wonder what he did in Germany for ten years.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I am not sure, since my only source for information is Wikipedia, but it says there he did work as a storyboard artist there. Go and read it, it has an amusing story about Bader and Meinhoff. I will go and have a look at the cited Alter Ego.