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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Commando Artists

It's amazing to think that a mere 144 artists have produced the 4,545 issues of Commando. Of course, there have been plenty of reprints over the years, but Commando has still published a great many original stories over the years and continues to produce them at the rate of two new yarns every fortnight. Some artists, notably Gordon Livingstone and Cecil Rigby, spent most of their artistic careers working on Commando and even some European and South American artists – Jose Maria Jorge, for instance – were better known in the UK than in their native countries.

A listing of Commando authors can be found here, which includes some links to interviews. The official website can be found here.

Aguilar
Juan Gonzalez Alacreu
Algarra
Matias Alonso [Matias Alonso Andres]
Mick Anglo
Luis Arcas
Victor Hugo Arias
Asian
Raphael Auraleon
Martin Baines
Ken Barr
Bea
Bellalta [Jose Maria Suarez Ballalta]
Benet [Manuel Benet Blanes]
Luis Bermejo
Jordi Bernet
Bevia [Aurelio Bevia Pascual]
Bielsa [Jose Maria Fernandez Bielsa]
Blasco
(Jaime?) Blasco
James Bleach
Boluda
Armando Bonato
Bujeiro
Alan Burrows
Buylla [Adolfo Alvarez Buylla]
Campanillo
Jaime Marzal Canos
Carmona
Carrion [Felix Carrion Cenamor]
Roberto Casarrubio
L. C. Castello (see Castello Lucas)
Castro
Juan Manuel Cicuendez
Collado [Luis Collado Coch]
Correa [?Antonio Correa]
Cortes / Cortez [Alfredo Sanchis Cortes]
Cruz [?Carlos Cruz]
Francisco Cueto
Juan Dalfiume
Jose Luis de la Fuente
Ramon de la Fuente
Victor de la Fuente
De la Rosa [Felipe Jimenez De la Rosa]
Domingo [?Jose Antonio Doningo Benabeu]
Elias
Enriquez [?F. Enriquez]
Escandell [?Juan Escandell Torres]
Ferrandiz
Ferreira
Arthur Fleming
Peter Fleming
Flores [Jesus Flores Thies]
Peter Ford
Jaime Forns
Peter Foster
Franch [?R. Franch]
Leone Frollo
Galindo
Amador Garcia [Amador Garia Cabrera]
Xuasus Garcia
Ricardo Garijo
Phil Gascoine
German
Giralt [?Emilio Giralt Ferrando]
D. S. Gomez
Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Josep Gual
Guerrero [?Antonio Guerrero Pinin]
Daniel Haupt
Huescar [Jose Antonio de Huescar]
Ibanez [Vicente Ibáñez Sanchís]
Sandy James
Jimeno [Justo Jimeno Bazaga]
Jones [?Geoff Jones]
Jose Maria Jorge
Kennedy
Cam Kennedy
Ian Kennedy
Kincaid
Gordon Livingstone
Llops
Lombardia [Jose Fernandez de Lombardia]
Solano Lopez
L. Castello Lucas
L. S. Lucas (?see Castello Lucas?)
Macabich [Jordi Macabich Potau]
McIntyre
Denis McLoughlin
Maidagan [?Federico Maidagan]
Janek Matysiak
Medrano [Julio Cesar Medrano, a.k.a. A. Martinez]
Mira [?Jose Mira]
Isidre Mones
Morahin
Navarro [Agustin Navarro Costa]
Nebot [?Joan Nebot Alegret]
Ricardo Luis Olivera
Ortiz
Leopoldo Ortiz
Keith Page
Terry Patrick 
Perez
Perkins
F. A. Philpott
Carlos Pino
Jose Garcia Pizarro
Pueyo [A. Pueyo]
Aldoma Puig
Miguel Quesada
Ramos [?Luis Ramos Santos]
Repetto
Clemente Rezzonico
John Ridgway
C. T. Rigby
Roca [Luis Martinez Roca]
Rodrigo
L. Rosell
Roux [Guillermo Roux?]
Ruiz
Alberto Saichan
Angel Salmeron
Martin Salvador
D. Sanchez / Sanches
Savi
Segrelles [Eustaquio Segrelles Del Pilar]
Keith Shone
Sio [Enric Sio Guardiola]
Solbes [?Enric Solbes]
Ferran Sostres
Szilagy [?Silvestre Szilagyi]
Ferdinando Tacconi
Loredano Ugolini
Usero [Adolfo Usero Abellan]
Vasquez
Horacio Raul Vila
Colin Watson
Mike White
Williams
Patrick Wright
Wynne [?Doug Wynne]
Juan Zanotto
Manuel Zatarain

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was one of those 144! Wow. I did not know there was so few but makes me honoured to be mentioned in such great company. I remember being really chuffed seeing the issue in Smiths with a painting by Ian Kennedy. Unfortunately i only did one issue much to my regret and to be honest it was early in my career. Love to have another go one day. Even so i am still do work for DC Thomson doing illustrations for the legendary People's Friend.

Martin Baines

p.s I know John Ridgeway and Keith Page does still do good work for them which i tend always to collect

Steve said...

Hi Martin,

Yes, I was very surprised when I totted up the list and found that it was only 144 artists. But the 4,500 issues probably include 1,500 reprints (I haven't checked) and you only need a few artists like Jose Maria Jorge, who produced 100 issues, to achieve 3,000 issues.

Jose wasn't their most prolific contributor. That would probably be Gordon Livingstone. Cecil Rigby and Denis McLoughlin were also very heavy contributors and artists like Keith Page and Ibanez have been working on the title for ages.

That's the good thing about DCT: they reward reliability with a steady supply of work.