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José Muñoz

Biography

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Born in 1942 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At twelve he enrolled at the “Escuela Panamericana de Arte”, where his teachers included Alberto Breccia and Hugo Pratt. During this period he would also follow sculpture and painting courses in the studio of Humberto Cerantonio.

Muñoz made his debut in the world of comics as assistant to Francisco Solano López, illustrating stories written by Héctor Oesterheld for the magazines “Hora Cero” and “Frontera”. He emerged as an independent artist in 1963 with his detective series “Precinct 56”.

In 1974 he met the Argentine writer Carlos Sampayo and this fundamental event would mark the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration. Thus the character of private detective Alack Sinner was born.

A series of characters, stories, illustrations, political vignettes, texts and drawings would follow. He has also created several book and magazine covers and has illustrated stories of famous writers, such as A. Conan Doyle and Arthur C. Clarke.

José Muñoz lives and works in Milan. His books have been translated into 13 languages.