José Escobar Saliente

Spanish cartoonist

1908   -   1994

movement: Bruguera school
country of citizenship: Spain
language of expression: Spanish, Catalan
occupation: comics artist, film director
award received: Saló del Còmic great award

José Escobar Saliente (22 October 1908 — 31 March 1994) was a Spanish comic book writer and artist, born in Barcelona. He signed as Escobar, and is most famous for his creation Zipi y Zape, as well as the character Carpanta. He was also an author and a theater actor, as well as one of the pioneers of animation in Spain during the 1920s, and worked on early Spanish animated movies, such as La ratita que barría la escalerita (“The little rat who was sweeping the little flight of stairs”).
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