Friday, August 15, 2008

Carlos Meglia…

Yet more sad news in the comic book world.

I have just learned that Argentinean comic book artist Carlos Meglia has died. He was only 50 years old.

According to initial reports on the Internet, he was admitted to hospital after suffering from problems related to his heart.

Meglia, who made his first artistic foray in 1974 as the assistant for the illustrator Oswal is probably better known to American audiences for his more recent work on projects such as Adventures of Superman, Superman – Infinite City, which I had planned on Blogging about soon, Tarzan & Superman, Spyboy, Monster World and a brief stint on Marvel comics' Elektra.

In his native Argentina (and later in Spain), Meglia’s artwork could regularly be found in the art scene since his debut in 1974, illustrating El Pendula magazine, record covers, and other works such as La Bible pour les Enfants, Don Quichotte and many more.

Spanish-speaking audiences perhaps best knew him for his collaborations with Carlos Trillo, with whom he created Irish Coffee and Cybersix. Along with Didier Crisse, he created Canari in 2005.

A lot of his more recent European work was being published by French comics publisher, Soliel.

He had a fun style and I was amazed to find he had worked for so long without my having any knowledge of him until the start of the new Millennium.

I cannot recommend his Superman – Infinite City graphic novel enough, truly beautiful cartooning.

My thoughts go out to his family and friends for their loss.

As always with these things I will let his artwork speak for itself…

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…

August 15th 2008


emilio said...

It's sad to hear the world has lost another great illustrator.

Tim Perkins said...

Hi Emilio,

Great to hear from you.

As always, thanks for dropping by.

It's quite frightening just how many great artists have died at a young age in these last twelve months alone.

The long hours at the board and computer are not conducive to a healthy lifestyle.

There are, of course, other factors as well, which are endemic to the comic book business and don't help matters at all.

Lets hope it's a while before we hear any more sad news like this.